Last night, a mob of LGBT activists gathered outside the University of Pittsburgh to protest Michael Knowles’ speech on “Transgenderism and Womanhood.” Reports suggest that nearly 250 radical activists showed up, holding signs with hateful messages, making it clear that they want Knowles to be removed from public life.
About 250 people are protesting outside O'Hara Ballroom ahead of a debate with Michael Knowles scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. pic.twitter.com/Q6bhxPLnO3
— The Pitt News (@ThePittNews) April 18, 2023
Anti Michael Knowles protesters at University of Pittsburgh block the entrance and confront speech goers chanting “shut it down” until they’re removed by police pic.twitter.com/OFQMQAQPvW
— Timcast News (@TimcastNews) April 18, 2023
The protestors were so incensed by Knowles’ speech that they set a fire in the street and burned an effigy of Knowles in effigy, making it clear that they have no respect for free speech or differing opinions.
Fearing that the situation might get out of hand, Pittsburgh Police declared the protest a “public safety emergency” and warned people to stay away from the area. Minutes later, an explosion was heard near the building, causing chaos and sending protesters into a frenzy.
According to reports, the explosion was caused by a combination of a smoke bomb and a firework. While no injuries were reported, it is clear that these radical activists are willing to use violence to silence anyone who has a different opinion than their own.
It’s time that we put an end to this type of hateful and aggressive behavior. These protesters are not interested in tolerance or understanding, but rather, they are interested in bullying anyone who dares to disagree with them. It’s time for us to stand up for free speech, even if it means standing against the radical left.
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