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“Cops and the Klan go hand in hand!” That’s what protesters chanted outside an event featuring former Attorney General and Senator Jeff Sessions at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMN).
As the protesters shouted obscenities and participated in chants claiming all cops are racists, several police officers stood just a few feet away, providing security for both sides.
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The event drew attention from local media, with the campus-wide paper for the university covering the story here.
“Even if the topics were inherently subjective, civil discourse is healthy and free speech is what we’re all about at CFACT,” said Christian Fiksdal, a senior at UMN. “Unfortunately, while we respected the rights of the protesters, they didn’t respect ours. The disruptions by people who didn’t agree with Jeff’s talking points were counterproductive in every manner. Screaming, ‘Burn in ****!’ to Jeff is not going to change anyone’s mind. Other disruptions included blowing air horns or cussing at Jeff. Thankfully, the police force assisted us with taking the whining cry babies out of the venue.”
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Christian continued: “Jeff politely waited for the protesters to finish interrupting, and proceeded with his speech, tailoring his talking points towards responding to his critics as they were escorted out by the police. If anything, this event shows that the left isn’t tolerable of any viewpoint that isn’t theirs....
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