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Originally posted by iori_komei
And why were there not security guards with non-lethal weapons?
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
The students did allow them to speak.
Finally the Minuteman himself enters. "Now who're you calling racist?" he shouts, putting his arm around Stewart, who is black. "I love the First Amendment. As soon as you graduate, you'll all be investment bankers. I've been where you at. I know you hate yourselves."
Update 9:00 pm: BWOG IS SHOCKED. STUDENTS WITH A BIG YELLOW SIGN JUST CAME ONTO THE STAGE. The sign says, "There are no illegals." Students rise en masse from the audience and rush the stage. The Minuteman and the students engaged in a tug of war with the banner. Source
Before the speech was to take place, protesters inside the building stormed barricades which had been setup to block access to the building's lobby from inside. They took control of the building's mezzanine, but were stopped at the escalator leading to the lobby by police in riot gear. Meanwhile, protesters outside the building began banging on windows in support of those inside. For the duration of the standoff, ticket-holders pushed their way through a thick crowd of protesters outside the building (some were physically assaulted or spat upon), entered through a secured access complete with metal detectors, and were escorted to the auditorium, exchanging verbal insults and gestures with the protesters inside.
Originally posted by factfinder38
Also there was security there and they stood by and did nothing, this will cost Columbia a lot of money and rightley so.
Originally posted by 2stepsfromtop
Ahh, the benefits of a very expensive education at a top ten University.
College children are high school children with a slightly better education, they are perceived as better people when in fact, they are not. They are still the ill-mannered products of their parents loins, parents that refused (in the name of working) to be involved in their raising while their nannies took care of them.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Colleges are full of idiots. Some graduate and become educated idiots. Those involved in this disturbance should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, preferably the death penalty.
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
Did you maybe consider perhaps some of those kids were the children of the nannies themselves? Maybe the spanish guy that cleans your halls, or the jamaican guy who dumps the waste paper pails in your office, or the daughter of the chamber maid at the last hotel you stayed in..who might have saved every penny of their hard work just to send their kid to Columbia one day, and here are these guys committed to keeping out illegal immigrants and even threatening to shoot them possibly. I guess it would be an affront to them to host these people or to hear them speak. I won't agree with violence but I surely don't blame them for being pissed off.
Originally posted by shots
What amazes me is the banner they waved was in Arabic and English, but no Spanish, yet the protesters demanded one speaker speak in Spanish. :shk:
Originally posted by 2stepsfromtop I believe that all children should enter the military or peace corps for a period of three years before being allowed to continue on to University level or college level studies. Of course, the peace corps should also work in th epoor areas of our own nation too)
Kids today only have a Hollywood idea (or even a computer gaming idea) of what the real world is about. The number of them that will learn the hard way - 99%.