NEW YORK — Eleven people were arrested Thursday night after scuffling with police outside of an appearance by right-wing comedian Gavin McInnes at NYU, police sources say.
The NYU Anti-Fascists organized the event on Facebook titled "Disrupt Gavin McInnes at NYU."
The co-founder of Vice was invited to speak on campus by the NYU College Republicans.
"Come to Kimmel, Rosenthal Pavilion to let NYU know that we will not stand for bigotry, racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny on our campus," the Facebook post read.
In December, McInnes launched a group called the Proud Boys. According to their Twitter account, the Twitter account's description reads "Western chauvinist who refuses to apologize for creating the modern world."
A scuffle broke out in front of the building between protesters and police. Police sources say eight men and three women were arrested for charges ranging from criminal mischief, drug possession, disorderly conduct and obstructing government administration.
A photo uploaded to Twitter showed a "Make America Great Again" burning in front of the building.
Once McInnes was in the building, protesters followed and chanted as he tried to speak.
"Whose campus? Our campus," the protesters chanted.
Good on them! There should be no platform for hate. The left needs to be organised and active, more than ever before, as all the fascists come crawling out of the woodwork.
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- Thread Starter
- 03-02-2017 18:47
- 03-02-2017 19:14
Civil War in the next 3 years?
- 03-02-2017 19:18
I'm amazed the police actually did their job and arrested people, they didn't seem so keen in Berkeley.
- 03-02-2017 20:29
While i have zero respect or regard for the left i find it incredible that they think this thuggish behaviour is doing them any favours.
Obviously your hardcore SJW and the not so hardcore keyboard SJW will lap this fascist **** up all day.
Ordinary people, not so much.
The video explains it all.
- 03-02-2017 20:39
It all looks incredibly tame. I've seen far worse on a night out in Newcastle.
- 03-02-2017 20:57
Why do leftists feel the need to protest opposing opinions? Why don't they just engage in a debate and defeat their opponents with their superior, left-wing arguments? Oh that's right, they don't have any arguments. They have woolly, pie in the sky, idealism that crumbles away whenever it is held up to scrutiny. Thus their only hope is to attempt to silence all opposition.