Anne Mulkern, Denver Post, Dec. 1, 2006
Violence erupted at a Michigan law school Thursday when protestors tried to block a speech by Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo.
Police were called after protestors pulled a fire alarm prior to the speech on immigration policies. There were at least three violent incidents with protestors targeting student backers of the event, Tancredo, R-Littleton, said today.
Michigan State University College Republicans and Young Americans for Freedom sponsored the event.
Tancredo went to Michigan State University College of Law as part of a visit to the state to talk about immigration. He leads the group that opposes legal status for illegal immigrants.
Protestors interrupted the speech with loud shouting.
College newspaper The State News reported that protesters carried signs reading “Ignorant Racist” outside the room where the speech was held. They were not allowed in with the signs, the paper said. It also reported that about 40 people attended the speech.
Tancredo said in the email that protestors organized on the Internet social networking site Facebook.
(Posted on December 1, 2006)
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