“last minute demands”
Campus officials wanted security guards for the speech but the organizers didn’t want to pay the extra cost.
Heat Street reported:
College Safety Officials Shut Down Talk By Free Speech Advocate Dave Rubin
Public safety officials at the University of Southern California have forced students to scrap a talk by free speech proponent Dave Rubin.
The host of The Rubin Report was due to speak to the USC chapter of Young Americans for Liberty tomorrow night.
But the group had to pull the event after last minute demands for the group to pay for two armed security guards to watch over the event.
According to The Tab USC, the additional surprise charges would have cost an extra $540.
The group didn’t want to pay – both because of the financial burden, and to avoid setting a precedent of armed professionals being needed at political events.
YAL president Chad Lonski said he offered to provide bag checkers instead – but was told it wasn’t enough.
As a result the event has been suspended, with no sense of when it might happen instead.
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