Student who contends he was attacked in Portland because he's black says he forgives assailants

PORTLAND (AP) -- A black student at Portland's Lewis & Clark College told police he was assaulted by three white men on campus says he forgives the attackers.

Tanguy Muvuna spoke to more than 200 students, faculty and staff in a packed lecture hall Tuesday.

If the attackers are students, he says he wants them to finish their studies and make the families and country proud.

The Oregonian reports that Muvuna's words drew tears from some in the crowd.

Muvuna told the Oregonian he was walking on campus shortly after midnight Saturday when three men approached and used a racial slur.
He said one man held him from behind while another slapped, punched and kicked him.

Meanwhile, college administrators say it's unclear whether an alleged attack on a transgender student the same night is related.