PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Students at Carnegie Mellon University are protesting Coca-Cola’s sponsorship of the Sochi Olympics.

“Don’t let Coca-Cola sponsor hate,” many chanted.

They say Coke shouldn’t be a sponsor because of Russia’s new anti-gay policies.

Last June, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning public support of the LGBT community.

“Corporations should use their power to make change in countries that need it,” said CMU sophomore John Moriarty.

“We targeted Coca-Cola specifically because they are something that college students can make the decision not to drink every day,” he added.

CMU is the first campus to participate in a series of protests that will be happening at colleges across the country.

More Local News
CMU Parade Controversy Over Naked Woman, Dressed As Pope

Watch & Listen LIVE