Protesters interrupt Uribe lecture in ICC auditorium
During a lecture this evening in the ICC auditorium, former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe was interrupted by two protesters.
After speaking, Uribe began to take questions from Professor Eric Langenbacher‘s Comparative Political Systems class. Then, a man in the audience approached the stage while mock applauding. Once on stage, he began to yell at Uribe; almost immediately, he was forcibly removed from the auditorium and arrested.
Shortly afterward, a woman stood up and began to protest the man’s removal, citing an infringement on freedom of speech. The woman, who was handing out flyers about future protests before the lecture, then left the auditorium.
It is unknown if either protester is affiliated with the University.
Reporting by Connor Ciesemier.