Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ is an openly gay member of the Alt-Right movement. Fully equipped with a British accent and an ego as big as the United Kingdom, “Milo” gained internet stardom after being suspended indefinitely from Twitter for what they deemed to be hateful tweets made towards an African-American actress.
For the past few years, Milo has held town hall style events at campuses across the country. Most of these events result in liberal student groups protesting against him being permitted to speak. On Friday evening, Milo was set to speak at the University of Washington when a massive protest broke out resulting in one man being shot and a cameraman being assaulted.
The 32-year-old man who was shot is reportedly in critical condition. He was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound to the stomach, according to police.
On Saturday, the victim underwent emergency surgery and was listed in critical condition.
Heatstreet.com reports that various student groups wearing black masks, hoodies, and bandanas were present before the event kicked off and “formed a human wall in front of the police barricade”
Police had to use force to break the barricade so attendees could enter the editor’s sold-out event.
Protesters can be seen in the video below engaging in violent attacks on campus.
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It has been reported that the suspect in the shooting turned himself into police and was held for questioning on Saturday. He was later released without charges pending further investigation.
The suspect told the Seattle Times that he fired the gun for self-defense and called the gunshot victim a “white supremacist.” The victim’s friends claim he isn’t a white supremacist.
During Yiannopoulos’ presentation, protesters began throwing bricks and other projectiles at attendees, police enforcement, and even a Breitbart cameraman. The assault was captured on camera:
Having learned of the acts of violence, Milo continued with his speech and told the audience, “if I stop my event now, we are sending a clear message that they can stop our events by killing people. I am not prepared to do that.”
The speech took place only hours after President Trump was sworn into office.
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