The NYU College Republicans likely had no idea what they were setting themselves up for when they invited Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes to speak on their campus. Two years ago such an event almost certainly would have gone completely unnoticed but for the the couple of hundred students in attendance. But in today’s post-Trumpian world, every appearance of a conservative personality is taken by intolerant Leftists as just another opportunity to destroy public/private property, incite violence and shout catchy slogans incorporating the word “Nazi.”
According to Reuters, McInnes’ speech was cut short when protesters rushed into the room where he was speaking and began interrupting him. The protesters subsequently scuffled with police officers and McInnes supporters outside the university’s student center in New York City, where he was invited to speak by NYU College Republicans. Here is some footage of the violence:
— ?ia?ExtremeVetting? (@nia4_trump) February 3, 2017
And here is a very entertaining leftist, who claims to be “professor”, having a nervous breakdown on camera while yelling at the cops. Ironically, she insists that cops assault conservative protesters while suggesting they should also protect students from hate.
“You should be ashamed of yourselves. You should be standing up to those Nazis. You should be protecting these students from hate. This is hate!”
“Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. These are kids who are trying to learn about humanity. They’re trying to learn about human rights and racism and Xenophobia and LBGTQ rights and you’re letting these fucking Neo-Nazis near here. You should kick their ass.”
Please become a meme. This “professor” went off on NYPD for arresting Antifa members who assaulted Gavin McInnes. pic.twitter.com/xvklL1ITXK
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 3, 2017
McInnes responded to the violence via Twitter saying that he was “sprayed with pepper spray but being called a Nazi burned way more.”
Thanks for asking if I’m OK guys. I was sprayed with pepper spray but being called a Nazi burned way more. ????
— Gavin McInnes (@Gavin_McInnes) February 3, 2017
Meanwhile, NYU’s College Republicans responded to the violence on Facebook:
“Our intention was not to advocate for McInnes’s views, in fact many of us differ with him when it comes to certain ideas. The purpose of this event was to promote free speech and not to promote certain ideas.”
And Trump seemed to chime in on this latest outburst of the intolerant left saying that “Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
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