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Sunday, March 6, 2016

University of Pittsburgh Students Have Meltdown After Visit From Conservative Writer

Students at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) were sent into an almost hysterical state due to a recent visit by conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos.

Yiannopoulos visited Pitt Monday night as part of his ongoing “Most Dangerous Faggot” tour that is taking him to numerous campuses in the U.S. and around the world. He’s known for his acerbic rhetoric, and Monday’s event was no exception.

“I’ve taken it upon myself to go through life as offensively as possible,” Yiannopoulos quipped during the event, according to The Pitt News. In addition to promoting free speech (the main purpose of his appearance), Yiannopoulos referred to those who believe in a gender pay gap as “idiots,” described feminists as “man-haters,” and accused Black Lives Matter of being a black-supremacist group. Many protested the speech, including 17 who police escorted out peacefully for disrupting the event.

But in the aftermath of Yiannopoulos’ visit, many liberal students found themselves struggling to come to terms with an event they deemed “unsafe” and even “violent.” Hundreds of students attended a meeting of Pitt’s student government to express their distress that the event was allowed to go forward in the first place...

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