Tufts University students conducted a symbolic waterboarding Wednesday evening to protest a visit on campus by former George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove.
Rove spoke on campus for a lecture cosponsored by Tufts Republicans and the national Young America's Foundation. The talk was part of Young America's Foundation's Wendy P. McCaw Lecture Series.
Outside the Cohen Auditorium, where the lecture took place, about 25 students held up signs, wore masks and chanted in protest, arguing Rove was complicit in what they considered torture because he was a leading member of the Bush administration, which used waterboarding and other so-called enhanced interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists.
The lecture took place at 6 p.m. and was open only to members of the Tufts community.