A debate-watching party at the University of Michigan, hosted by the conservative Young Americans for Freedom, turned violent on Monday as five anti-Trump protesters invaded the campus auditorium shouting “Donald Trump is racist!”
Another female protester held a sign stating “Hitler: Make Germany great again, Trump’s America” while another, dressed as Jesus, walked around the room banging on a drum to disrupt the event.
Below is the full video courtesy of The College Fix:
According to The College Fix, one of the conservative debate watchers was later "roughed up outside the venue" after ripping up an anti-Trump sign.
Student co-organizer Grant Strobl, in a statement Monday to The College Fix, said audience members had a variety of viewpoints on the candidates, and it was unfortunate protesters interrupted a “bipartisan event.”
“I think it is important to protect the freedom of speech of the protestors, and I encourage them to protest outside of the event so that students can exercise their freedom to listen to the debate,” he said.
Responding to allegations that the male who ripped up the anti-Trump sign was roughed up outside the venue after the event, Strobl added: “I don’t know the full details of the fighting outside of the event, but it is dangerous when difference in opinion translates into assault. However, all of the attendees of our event were respectful and engaged.”
So many "trigger warnings" and "micro-aggressions" here...these kids are going to need a lot of psychological support over the coming months/years.