The talk went on anyway but not before leftists tried to sabotage it through destruction.

The Washington Examiner reported:

Activists smash sound equipment at ‘Google memo’ author’s university talk

James Damore, the author of the widely-publicized Google memo, was interrupted during his remarks at Portland State University over the weekend. Activists planned a walk out and smashed sound equipment as they exited the event hall.

A group called the “Free Thinkers” hosted Damore, along with secular free-speech writer Helen Pluckrose and former Evergreen State College professors Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, to discuss the topic of diversity in the workplace. The panel was moderated by Peter Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State, who wrote the parody-style hoax academic journal entry “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct.”

Leading up to the event, Antifa made threats to the event organizers and posted flyers around campus.

“James Damore was fired from Google for going on a sexist tirade in a company memo… His misguided and anti-scientific rhetoric is not acceptable at PSU,” the flyers read in part.

College administrators also organized three counter events, totaling seven hours of programming.


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