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Protester Crashes Rand Paul Speech at Howard University

Protester Crashes Rand Paul Speech at Howard University


Security escorts a protester out of a speech by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) at Howard University in Washington, DC.

According to the Associated Press:

The Kentucky senator, an eye doctor and son of libertarian-leaning former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, was briefly interrupted during his speech by a young man who unfurled a banner that said the university does not support “white supremacy.” The man was removed from the auditorium…

Many students said they didn’t agree with Paul on many issues but gave him credit for speaking to them. “It could be very intimidating. You’re sitting in a room with people who don’t support you for the most part so I do give him credit for coming,” said Tasia Hawkins, an 18-year-old freshman from New York.

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