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Left-wing mobs shatter windows, assault police officer outside conservative campus speaker event


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  • Vandals shattered windows and assaulted individuals outside of Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk’s speech at the University of California, Davis, on Tuesday.
  • Two protesters were arrested and one officer was injured during the events, the university reported.
  • “We’re not going to put up with force of trying to shut down people you don’t like,” Kirk said during his speech.

Vandals protesting Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk during his speech at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), Tuesday night shattered windows and assaulted individuals outside the venue, according to videos posted to Twitter.

Kirk was invited to UC Davis by the TPUSA chapter as part of his Live Free tour, which features stops at eight universities across the country during the spring 2023 semester, according to the TPUSA website. Protesters dressed in black to rally outside the venue and can be seen on video breaking windows after security secured the doors and assaulting individuals outside the venue.

The protesters held two large banners reading “Queers Bash Back” and “BashFash,” and charged the doors outside of the building, according to the video posted by TPUSA. They began to kick the windows and shattered the glass after security locked the doors.

Ten glass panes were broken during the incident and no related arrests were made, the university announced Tuesday night. Approximately 100 protesters remained outside and blocked the entrance, threw eggs and pepper spray was reportedly used by “others in the crowd.”

The university said that Kirk’s speech “occurred with minor incidents,” according to the statement. One officer sustained a minor injury after being pushed to the ground and two protesters were arrested for charges including vandalism, resisting arrest and threats on a police officer.

Protesters assaulted a UC Davis student with black umbrellas after he shoved a group holding a sign which read “Protect Trans Kids,” according to video of the incident.

Kirk spoke to a crowd of 500 people, UC Davis reported. Kirk referred to the vandals as “terrorists,” according to a video published by Citizen Free Press.

“We’re not going to put up with force of trying to shut down people you don’t like,” Kirk said. “Tonight is a statement to them that they’re the losers.”

Before the event, the Sacramento Bee published an opinion piece that accused Kirk of “calling for for the lynching of trans people,” according to a screenshot published by Kirk. The column was reportedly “pulled down” to remove the accusations.

Sacramento Bee reporter Rosalie Ahumada later deleted a tweet in which he allegedly wrote Kirk “advocated violence against transgender people and misinformation” and said the language he used was “not precise.”

UC Davis Chancellor Gary May thanked community members for “sharing [their] distress at a student group hosting a speaker who is a well-documented proponent of misinformation and hate and advocated for violence against transgender individuals” in a video published ahead of the event.

UC Davis, the UC Davis police department, TPUSA, Sacramento Bee and Ahumada did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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