Professor at NYU Protest Screams at Police, Demands They Attack Campus Speaker
An angry woman identifying herself as a professor screamed and cussed out the NYPD at a New York University protest Thursday night because they didn’t “kick the ass” of a conservative speaker. and because they arrested those who did attack him.
Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes‘ lecture at NYU was cancelled halfway through amid protests and violence. McInnes has a history of controversial and intentionally provocative statements, saying in the past that transphobia should be encouraged and that feminism makes women unhappy.
Several disruptive students were arrested by police after McInnes was reportedly pepper-sprayed by a critic. But in video taken at the scene that went viral, the professor denounced police for arresting the students and demanded they attack McInnes.
“Who’s protecting NYU from this bullshit?” she shouted. “Why are you here? You’re not here to protect these students from Nazis? No, you’re not!”
“How dare you assholes protect Neo-Nazis? Fuck you! Fuck you!” she shouted. “They’re trying to learn about human rights and against racism and xenophobia and LGBTQ rights and you’re letting these fucking Neo-Nazis near here!”
The woman insisted it was the police’s fault students attacked McInnes, because it should have been the police’s job to attack him themselves. “You should kick their ass!” she continued. “You should!”
Watch above, via YouTube (starting at around 10:07).
UPDATE (1:58 PM ET): A spokesman for NYU told LawNewz they do not recognize the woman as a member of the NYU faculty. The spokesman notes it could’ve been anyone just claiming to be a professor. It’s also possible the woman is a professor, just at another New York-based university.
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