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Another Speaker Shut Down
« on: March 30, 2019, 09:01:58 AM »
Another Speaker Shut Down

Beloit calls off talk by conservative speaker after students bang drums and pile chairs on stage to prevent him from starting.

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf
March 29, 2019

In a raucous performance-inspired protest, students at Beloit College on Wednesday shut down a planned speech by Erik Prince, an associate of President Trump and the controversial founder of the security company Blackwater.

Administrators canceled Prince’s chat following student protests in which they banged on drums and built a barricade of chairs on the stage where Prince was due to give his talk. The incident was the latest in a string of free expression occurrences on college campuses where students have intentionally drowned out speakers whose views they find distasteful. Most controversial speakers who seek to address campuses are able to do so, though episodes like this one have led to calls for colleges and universities to do more to prevent speech-interrupting protests.
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