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Police break up West Bank protest of right-wing speaker

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Protest, an arrest and fights marked the campus' reaction to right-wing commentator Lauren Southern's talk at the University of Minnesota Wednesday night.

A group of nearly 200 demonstrators gathered outside Anderson Hall where around 80 listened to the Canadian YouTube personality give a talk on “the evils and inefficiencies of socialism and the necessity of free speech in political discourse."

One person was arrested for disorderly conduct by the end of the event.

Read the story in the MN Daily.


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