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Anti-Charles Murray demonstrators drawn from Villanova speech

 

A group of protesters briefly stopped for a speech by the controversial scientist Charles Murray at Villanova University on Thursday, but if they had planned to close it, that didn’t work.

The activists chanted “No Murray! No KKK! No fascist USA!”, among others at the school outside Philadelphia. Video showed two of the protesters identified as the faculty keeps a banner for a school official tore it down.

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Campus safety officers escorted the protesters out of the hall, and Murray back in his lecture about the effects of the so-called “Trumpism” on liberty.

Critics have said Murray linked intelligence to race with scientific racism in the 1994 book “The Bell Curve”, a claim Murray has denied.

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His visit to the Villanova came on the heels of a lecture in Vermont is Middlebury College earlier this month that escalated into riots after a group of protesters rocked a car.

“It’s just hard for me to hear people make these claims without actually having read his work. And I am also someone who have not read his work so I am not trying to stand above anyone else. I’m really just trying to listen – just trying to learn,” Villanova junior Evan McVail told Fox 29.

People who came to hear him speak said he avoided more controversial topics.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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