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University of Arizona will charge two students over protest of Border Patrol event on campus

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  1. dubteedub
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    This seems like a perfectly valid way for these students to exercise their first amendment rights. Shouldn't these conservatives ideologues be supporting the right to protest if they believe so...

    Conservative media and commentators shared the video on social media and blogs as an example of free speech issues on college campuses.

    This seems like a perfectly valid way for these students to exercise their first amendment rights.

    Shouldn't these conservatives ideologues be supporting the right to protest if they believe so strongly in free speech?

    "At the core of these inquiries is the University of Arizona’s commitment to free speech," he wrote. "The student club and the CBP officers invited by the students should have been able to hold their meeting without disruption. Student protest is protected by our support for free speech, but disruption is not."

    This is huge and could ironically have an incredibly negative impact on free speech if I understand this correcy.

    Who gets to decide at what level is your speech considered a "disruption"?


    Here is the viral video that sparked this - https://youtu.be/jYn1_-iLjRo.

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