A student wearing a Trump hat at Mount Royal University in Canada was accosted by other students and told he had to remove it because it was “hate speech.”

CBC News reports:

Student’s Donald Trump hat stirs controversy at Calgary’s Mount Royal University

The issues of free speech and safe spaces erupted at Mount Royal University Thursday after video surfaced of a man and a woman arguing over whether he should be allowed to wear a hat supporting U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The video, which had been viewed on Facebook more than 524,000 times as of Thursday afternoon, and was also posted to Youtube, shows a young man wearing a red hat with Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again,” being challenged by a young woman.

“You’re not allowed to share hate language in a university,” the woman, later identified as Zoe Slusar, the former vice-president of student life at MRU, is heard saying.

“I’m not allowed to support a political candidate?” the man, later identified as Matt Linder, replies.

A group soon gathers as an argument ensues over whether it is appropriate for him to wear it.

Watch the video:

Featured image via YouTube.


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