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USA: Students protest Ben Shapiro's Stanford University speech

United States, Stanford
November 08, 2019 at 08:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of students and activists protested outside Stanford University’s campus in Santa Clara County, California, on Thursday evening, over the event hosting conservative author and political commentator Ben Shapiro.

Footage shows students holding banners and chanting outside the campus, with several supporters of US President Donald Trump wearing MAGA caps and waving.

Shapiro was invited to speak on Stanford University’s campus in a Young America’s Foundation’s Fred Allen Lecture Series event hosted by the Stanford College Republicans.

A self-styled "Coalition of Concerned Students" announced a "silent protest" ahead of the event claiming that inviting Shapiro "put[s] the safety of Black, Brown, Trans, Queer, and Muslim students at risk."

In a letter expressing their "disappointment" with the Stanford administration for letting Shapiro speak at the event, the protesting students stressed that their protest was "about the violence that Ben Shapiro’s hateful, dehumanizing ideas incite against members of our community."

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Dozens of students and activists protested outside Stanford University’s campus in Santa Clara County, California, on Thursday evening, over the event hosting conservative author and political commentator Ben Shapiro.

Footage shows students holding banners and chanting outside the campus, with several supporters of US President Donald Trump wearing MAGA caps and waving.

Shapiro was invited to speak on Stanford University’s campus in a Young America’s Foundation’s Fred Allen Lecture Series event hosted by the Stanford College Republicans.

A self-styled "Coalition of Concerned Students" announced a "silent protest" ahead of the event claiming that inviting Shapiro "put[s] the safety of Black, Brown, Trans, Queer, and Muslim students at risk."

In a letter expressing their "disappointment" with the Stanford administration for letting Shapiro speak at the event, the protesting students stressed that their protest was "about the violence that Ben Shapiro’s hateful, dehumanizing ideas incite against members of our community."

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