Police: 1 Arrested During Protest of Conservative Speaker at U of M

October 25, 2017 10:25 PM

Authorities say one person was arrested during a protest of conservative speaker Lauren Southern's speech at the University of Minnesota Wednesday night.

University of Minnesota Police Chief Matt Clark said there were up to 200 protesters at the event on campus. He said chemical irritants were used three times to break up fights within the crowd.

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Clark said there were no known injuries as of Wednesday evening.

Southern tweeted a photo of the group gathered inside the event saying, "they all survived the shrieking commies outside."

The event was hosted by the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow Minnesota - University of Minnesota. About 130 people attended the sold out event.

Southern is a Canadian political commentator, author, journalist and YouTube sensation.

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