Saint Louis University campus police officers escorted a conservative speaker off campus on Tuesday while allowing leftist protesters to remain.
Young America’s Foundation (YAF) speaker Elisha Krauss was forced off of campus property, but remained on a public sidewalk just outside of the Catholic University where she continued her speaking event with fellow free speech activists.
“Proud to take a stand against the intolerant left who for two hours called me an old a**, a b***h, and a fascist,” Krauss told The Daily Wire’s Ian Haworth.
“I defend their rights to free speech the same as anyone else,” Krauss added. “Too bad they wouldn’t engage in a discussion or debate about political beliefs.”
Nick Baker, chairman of SLU YAF, said the university’s behavior was shameful, according to YAF’s report.
“For a university that is ‘committed to freedom of expression,’ it is shameful that there are so many hurdles in place to prevent speakers from appearing on campus. Unfortunately, these tyrannical administrators have scared so many conservative students into hiding. Our YAF chapter is slowly but surely working to turn things around,” he said in a statement.
The leftist attack was not the first at Saint Louis University. In December, Daily Wire host Matt Walsh confronted scores of demonstrators protesting his lecture.
A crowd of anti-Walsh protesters demanded that The Daily Wire host and bestselling children’s book author cancel the event, a speech for students of St. Louis University. The protesters blocked a street immediately outside the venue and chanted slogans such as “Hey-hey, ho-ho, Matt Walsh has got to go!” and “black lives matter!”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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