On her Facebook page, Vicki McKenna has posted a little over 20 minutes of Ben Shapiro's speech at UW-Madison.
She describes it as mayhem.
Watch the video:
Mayhem at Ben Shapiro speech at UW https://t.co/jNT8pe6UEV— Vicki Mckenna (@VickiMcKenna) November 17, 2016
From the beginning, Shapiro was interrupted by protesters. This happened repeatedly as he tried to speak. The protesters were determined to shut him down. They did succeed in disrupting the event with their lame chants.
It really was a terrible display, but the audience didn't accept the protesters' thuggish tactics.
Shapiro was speaking at the podium for about 14 minutes when the protesters actually marched to the front of the lecture hall and blocked Shapiro. There were even some young children in the group. More lame chanting ensued. "Safe-ty! Safe-ty! Safe-ty! Safe-ty!"
Audience members countered the Leftists with a chant of their own, "Free speech matters."
At one point, Shapiro wrote on the chalkboard behind him, "MORONS."
That was met with cheering and applause.
Look at UW's "protest guidelines," distributed to those in attendance.
Noise that interferes with classes, events, and other activities is inappropriate.
Why were these protesters permitted to "interfere" with Shapiro's appearance?
According to Vicki, UW police told Ben Shapiro organizers they were instructed NOT to stop the speech disruption.
UW police tell @benshapiro organizers they were instructed not to stop speech disruption— Vicki Mckenna (@VickiMcKenna) November 17, 2016
I highly doubt such tolerance for disruption would be allowed if a Leftist speaker was silenced by protesters.
Eventually, the protesters left and free speech was the victor.
The demonstrators did end up leaving the lecture hall, but not before chanting expletives and flipping off Shapiro. It didn't take long for Shapiro to raise his two middle fingers back towards the protesters who continued their chants in the hallway.
UW-Police were at the event. Nobody was arrested and Shapiro was able to finish his speech.