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USA: Students protesting Ben Shapiro's Utah college speech face counter-protesters02:34

USA: Students protesting Ben Shapiro's Utah college speech face counter-protesters

United States, Salt Lake City
September 28, 2017 at 07:31 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of University of Utah students protesting against a visit by former Breitbart News editor-at-large Ben Shapiro were met by a large group of counter-protesters, in Salt Lake City, Wednesday.Marching through the university campus under the slogan of "The people united will never be defeated" and "Dare to struggle, dare to win," protesters held public speeches voicing their opposition to Shapiro's speech and his message. A protester said: "It's not Ben Shapiro's right to say whatever he wants to a microphone at a school. He can say whatever he wants on his website and on his blog, but we don't have to pay for him to come here."Counter-protesters responded to the rally, picketing the demonstrating group with placards reading "Protect free speech" and "Hate speech [not equal] speech you don't agree with." One of them stated: "I think it's really tough that students are protesting and want to shut down his freedom of speech. I think he can say what he wants, I think that we can say what we want and they can say what they want. And that's how a a healthy dialogue starts."

USA: Students protesting Ben Shapiro's Utah college speech face counter-protesters02:34
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Hundreds of University of Utah students protesting against a visit by former Breitbart News editor-at-large Ben Shapiro were met by a large group of counter-protesters, in Salt Lake City, Wednesday.Marching through the university campus under the slogan of "The people united will never be defeated" and "Dare to struggle, dare to win," protesters held public speeches voicing their opposition to Shapiro's speech and his message. A protester said: "It's not Ben Shapiro's right to say whatever he wants to a microphone at a school. He can say whatever he wants on his website and on his blog, but we don't have to pay for him to come here."Counter-protesters responded to the rally, picketing the demonstrating group with placards reading "Protect free speech" and "Hate speech [not equal] speech you don't agree with." One of them stated: "I think it's really tough that students are protesting and want to shut down his freedom of speech. I think he can say what he wants, I think that we can say what we want and they can say what they want. And that's how a a healthy dialogue starts."

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