Yesterday, we reported on the attack on the Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles while he was giving a speech at UMKC.

Check out this hot take from the Kansas City Star:

Protester at right-wing UMKC event arrested, but was speaker hoping for a disruption?

An anti-transgender speech delivered at the University of Missouri-Kansas City was orchestrated by an outside conservative group attempting to cause disruption, student leaders said Friday.

A protester in the audience of Thursday night’s speech was arrested and charged after using a water gun to spray a liquid onto the guest speaker.

“This was an event to make us look bad,” said Justice Horn, who is the first black, openly gay president of the UMKC student body. “They used our platform, they used our name to bolster themselves.”

Horn said he believes a right-leaning outside group targeted UMKC as a place of diversity and inclusion in an effort to polarize the campus and make it appear intolerant.

Horn said he did not know who had paid for speaker Michael Knowles but said that the student groups that sponsored him have a combined membership of less than a dozen and may not have had the money to pay for a national figure.

Members of the local groups did not answer requests for comment.


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