We reported earlier this week that conservative author Ben Shapiro was banned from speaking at California State University LA by the school’s president.

The school then relented and said Shapiro could come after all. Then things got crazy.

Students who wanted to hear Shapiro speak had to be ushered quietly into the lecture hall through a back door while unhinged student activists and faculty members screamed and tried to force their way through a police barricade protecting the front door.

ABC News in Los Angeles reported:

Shapiro arrived at CSULA and was speaking to the campus chapter of Young America’s Foundation on the topic of “When Diversity Becomes a Problem” when a fire alarm was pulled.

While the siren was sounding, Shapiro continued his speech, stating he would not be silenced.

“If this sort of thing happened during classes at this university, the kid who pulled the fire alarm would be off this campus so fast it would make your head spin,” Shapiro said. “But not you out there, the protesters, the special magical leftist children protected from the consequences of living in the real world with my taxpayer dollars. You get to shut us down for disagreeing with your thug tactics and your nasty, pathetic, evil ideology.”

According to tweets by Shapiro, protesters blocked entrances to the University-Student Union where he was speaking, attempting to obstruct those who wished to attend. Cameras captured shouting and pushing as intense interactions occurred between protesters and those attempting to attend the event.

After speaking for about an hour, Shapiro tweeted he had to be escorted by police from the campus for safety concerns.

Here’s Shapiro speaking after the fire alarm was pulled:

This is what the unhinged mob outside the front door looked like. Note that they start chanting “This is what Democracy looks like!” an old standby from the left. The irony is completely lost on them.

Here’s another view of the angry mob.

Shapiro had to leave with a security detail due to threats of violence.

I have frequently written at College Insurrection that we need higher education reform in America.

I’m starting to think we should just send all the students home and start over.

Featured image via YouTube.