Approximately 30 students walked out of Hillary Clinton’s Columbia University lecture on Thursday in support of pro-Palestine protesters.
Clinton was at the university speaking about “women’s involvement in peace processes.”
The students who left the class joined several dozen other protesters in the lobby of the International Affairs building who were upset with the university for allegedly helping to publicly shame students who had signed a letter condemning Israel.
NEW: Dozens of students staged a walkout on Hillary Clinton during her class at Columbia University to protest against the school’s handling of the “doxxing” truck.
Nothing like watching the left tear themselves apart.
The incident happened during a “women’s involvement in… pic.twitter.com/C62yRNHZMT
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 2, 2023
The letter in question had stated in part, “The weight of responsibility for the war and casualties undeniably lies with the Israeli extremist government.”
Last week, signatories of the letter’s names and faces were plastered on screen panels on a truck — along with the words, “Columbia’s Leading Antisemites.” There has since been a coordinated campaign to make them unemployable, and even have them kicked out of school.
The photographs that were used came from a “private and secure” online platform for students enrolled at the School of International and Public Affairs, according to a report from the New York Times, leading many to believe that the university was involved in the doxing.
🪧About 30 students of the Columbia University have walked out during former US Secretary of State #HillaryClinton’s lecture as part of a planned protest of the school’s role in publicly shaming students as antisemites.
– The New York Times pic.twitter.com/gCBGR9HP2Y
— 𝗡 𝗢 𝗜 𝗦 𝗘 (@NoiseAlerts) November 2, 2023
The newspaper reports that the protesters are demanding “immediate legal support for affected students” and “a commitment to student safety, well being and privacy.”
Clinton has taken a strong stance in support of Israel and against calls for a cease-fire.
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 29, 2023
During a panel discussion on October 29, Clinton said, “People who are calling for a ceasefire now do not understand Hamas. That is not possible.”
Last week, Clinton was called out by a protester while speaking at an event celebrating 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which also took place at Columbia University.
The protester took issue with her support for President Joe Biden’s “warmongering” that he argues is speeding us towards WWIII.
“President Joe Biden’s calling for $100 billion of funding for Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine,” the protester said of Biden’s presidential address. “We’re supposed to just bundle these together and pretend like we’re gonna rush to World War III.”
This “legend” ain’t buying Hillary Clinton’s bullshit😆😆 pic.twitter.com/qmddZdw69s
— • ᗰISᑕᕼIᗴᖴ ™ • (@4Mischief) October 23, 2023
“And we’re all just gonna let Hillary Rodham Clinton sit here?” Castle continued, as he was being approached by security.