A School Republicans assembly on the College of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign was disrupted on Thursday evening by an alleged worker of the college.
College students who had been concerned recognized the lady as Angela King, employed within the Capital Planning division. King got here into the assembly, shoved apart one of many presenters, and instantly started to vandalize the supplies the chapter had offered.
Brooke Mehrtens, the presenter that King had beforehand shoved apart, grabbed King round her waist and tried to tug her away from the supplies being broken. At this level, King started shouting, “You’re touching my physique! That is assault!”
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The assembly got here to a halt till police arrived and put the disruption to an finish.
Earlier than police arrived, King denied any wrongdoing and left the room. Nevertheless, she returned a couple of minutes later and continued to halt the assembly. When the 2 law enforcement officials arrived, they requested her to step out of the room into the hallway. King refused, they usually had been compelled to escort her out.
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In accordance with Campus Reform, King was livid that the School Republicans had introduced in Ivan Dozier and Breelyn Mehrtens as visitor audio system for his or her assembly. Dozier and Mehrtens each belong to the Honor the Chief Society, a bunch devoted to bringing again the mascot of Chief Illiniwek.
Andrew Minik, a School Republicans member who witnessed this incident discovered King’s criticism ironic. “Each Ivan and Breelyn representing ‘Honor the Chief’ are Native American,” he instructed Campus Reform. “The irony of the state of affairs is palpable.”
One of many audio system, Dozier, said that he was “sickened” by the truth that a college worker would do such a factor.
“By oppressing the voices of these of us who attempt to be civil and factual, they’ve given all the energy to the activists who get their approach by destroying property and attacking college students,” he defined. “I hope that is the wake-up name that the college must lastly give us the chance to open up this dialogue and revisit the errors of the previous in order that we are able to transfer ahead, collectively.”
An official with the College of Illinois Police Division said that they had been referred to as to a “minor dispute” and that no person was arrested as a result of “unfavorable selections” had been made on each side. As a result of no arrests had been made, the division isn’t commenting on the identify of the alleged worker.
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(H/T: Campus Reform)