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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Columbia Protesters Rush Stage as Gilchrist Speaks

Source: WND

Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist was attacked by angry, violent protesters last night who stormed the stage during his speech at Columbia University in New York City, forcing an abrupt end to the event.

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Gilchrist told WND the "violent outburst is yet another indication that those who support illegal immigration are happy to use communist tactics in their intolerant determination to prevent the Minutemen from exercising their First Amendment rights."
Watch Columbia University Television News video here.

Source: NY1 News

An outright battle broke out Wednesday on stage at Columbia University with Minutemen leader Jim Gilchrist caught in the middle. His message against illegal immigrants was too radical for students and protesters who took over the stage, cutting his speech short.

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“He has a history of being aligned with white power forces and racist forces throughout the U.S.,” said one protester.

“Minutemen are not a legitimate voice in the debate over immigration,” added another. “The Minutemen are a group of racist vigilantes who stand on the border with their rifles and call it open hunting season on anyone with brown skin.”
Just wanted to get the news out -- I'm finishing up my lunch break. But don't worry -- I'll definitely be back later to tell you what I think!

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