Students Engage in Extreme Protest Over Transgender Debate at U. Pittsburgh
“The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also reported that ‘[o]ne protester set fire to a cardboard cutout with Mr. Knowles’ face on it.'”
Some students allegedly used fireworks in the protest, causing an explosion that could be heard in the building.
FOX News reports:
‘Explosion’ at University of Pittsburgh transgender debate causes ‘safety emergency’ as protestors yell, chant
Protests broke out at the University of Pittsburgh after Daily Wire host Michael Knowles and journalist Brad Polumbo visited the school to debate transgender ideology, a hot topic on college campuses across the country.
The anger directed against the topic of discussion, “Should transgenderism be regulated by law?”, turned into fear as a “loud explosion was heard and felt in the debate room,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“The explosion prompted Pitt to send an emergency alert to students about a ‘public safety emergency,’” the newspaper added.
Even after the debate over transgenderism concluded, the protests reportedly continued outside. Some “chanted, yelled, played drums and cowbells and held LGBTQ flags as police urged them to clear off the streets.”
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also reported that “[o]ne protester set fire to a cardboard cutout with Mr. Knowles’ face on it.”
Knowles retweeted a video of students protesting on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus on his official Twitter account and also shared articles and posts about the event, held Tuesday night.
Polumbo took to Twitter to address the agitators on campus directly. “[T]o the protestors who tried to interrupt and shout down the event, set off fireworks in the street, and reportedly assaulted 4 cops… grow the hell up.”
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