By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
Protesters shut down an event at DePaul University in Chicago on Tuesday, when controversial conservative journalist Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart was giving a talk to students. Protesters walked on stage and interrupted the conservative journalist shouting, “dump Trump!”
Yiannopoulos, who is from Britain and is openly gay, has been touring colleges around the United States on his “Dangerous Faggot Tour.” When a woman asked what Yiannopoulos had to say for himself, he responded, “I worked out why there are so many black girls here. I think it’s because I fucked their brothers.”
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“Imagine going home to your parents and having to explain that you were in prison for protesting a faggot,” he added. “Well mom, there was this gay man who just had the wrong opinions.”
After the event was shut down, Yiannopoulos led a crowd of his supporters to the university president’s office to protest what he thought was a shutdown of his free speech.
“I suggest we walk to the president’s office and complain now,” Yiannopoulos told the audience. “Let us go and express how you feel to the president about your safety.”
Edward Ward, the student who led the protest against Yiannopoulos at DePaul, explained his motives to reporters. “This is not a point of shutting down free speech, it’s the point of shutting down hate speech,” Ward said.
“When I went, I was open to listen to what was being said, I was open to listen and try to understand.” However, Ward added, “when it’s coming from a point of ignorance, when you make these blatant statements about feminists, when you make blatant statements about the LGBTQ community, when you make statements about black people – then it becomes a problem, because when you use this kind of hatred people like us end up dead.”
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