Free speech is not so alive and well on campus. An attempt by conservative pundit, columnist and author Ben Shapiro to give a speech at California State University at Los Angeles resulted in loud, near violent protests, a pulled fire alarm, and Shapiro being escorted from campus after giving his speech.
The speech, titled When Diversity Becomes a Problem, was arranged by the Young America Foundation. It was canceled by the university in the name of diversity before being allowed to go ahead on Thursday afternoon. The decision didn't sit well with the organized campus left, who tried to storm the event to prevent Shapiro from speaking.
This is how the "tolerant" Left reacts when ONE conservative comes to campus. Scary situation at CSULA.https://t.co/4oB4wz08NP— YAF (@yaf) February 26, 2016
Shortly after Shapiro began his speech a fire alarm was pulled.
The local ABC affiliate reports that Shapiro was able to speak for about an hour and take questions before being escorted off the campus.