Fascistic open borders supporters smash window at Tom Tancredo event, shut it down; show no interest in free speech (UNC)
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Open borders supporters disrupted and shut down a speech by Tom Tancredo at the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina yesterday. Local news report here; first person account here; one video is attached and another is here.
Shortly after he began speaking, students unfurled a "No Person is Illegal" banner in his face, which resulted in a tug-of-war. As that was going on, a protester who had been pounding on the outside of a window of the room finally broke it, with glass falling on a couple people inside. That's when campus security whisked Tancredo out of there; they ended up spraying pepper spray in the hall and getting a taser ready.
Outside, geography professor Altha Cravey "joined protesters in chanting the names of Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus". You can let her know your polite thoughts here: unc.edu/depts/geog/people/faculty/cravey and cc them to chancellor *at* unc.edu
What's most instructive here is that the far-lefties had no interest in free speech. One banner they unfurled said, "No dialogue with hate." And, outside, around a couple hundred of them engaged in this chant:
"We shut him down; no racists in our town... Yes, racists, we will fight, we know where you sleep at night!"
No liberal fascists here, not at all!
The way to do something about things like this is to work smarter, not harder. If everyone would just do one or more of these tips, things like this would happen less often and we could actually have a real debate about these issues.
UPDATE: The "Daily Tar Heel" student newspaper offers a raw video report from outside called "Dance party for diversity" (link). It includes someone with the farcical sign "By silencing others through hate speech, you are anti-free speech." Their mindless "no dialogue with hate" chant - made when Tancredo walked into the room - is here. From the other side, the video here purports to show the use of pepper spray and includes the mindless chant "shame on you".
1/16/12 UPDATE:: The video that was here (Youtube ID m7naTR5QCxo) was deleted by the user. I replaced it with another video from the same event.