“Hey! This is library.”
Back in November of 2015, we covered a Black Lives Matter protest at Dartmouth College which loudly invaded a school library, making it impossible for students to study:
Dartmouth College students who are part of the Black Lives Matter movement recently staged a protest which invaded a school library. As we reported yesterday at College Insurrection, some students who were trying to study allege physical assault.
Campus Reform has the details:
Dartmouth students lead profane Black Lives Matter protest
Black-clad protesters gathered in front of Dartmouth Hall Thursday night, forming a crowd roughly one hundred fifty strong.
Ostensibly there to denounce the removal of shirts from a display in Collis, Dartmouth’s student center the Black Lives Matter collective began to sing songs and chant their eponymous catchphrase. The band then marched into Baker-Berry Library.
“F*** you, you filthy white f***s!”
“F*** you and your comfort!”
“F*** you, you racist s***!”
These shouted epithets were the first indication that many students had of the coming storm. The sign-wielding, obscenity-shouting protesters proceeded through the usually quiet backwaters of the library. They surged first through first-floor Baker-Berry, then up the stairs to the normally undisturbed floors of the building, before coming back down to the ground floor of Novak Café.
The students received no punishment for that incident.
Recently at the University of Washington, a similar event took place when a group of students invaded a school library with a bullhorn to protest Trump. This time however, they were shut down by a single student.
The Blaze reports:
Watch one guy shut down chanting protesters in college library just after Trump inaugural address
An hour after Republican President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, a KING-TV reporter noted on Facebook, a small band of protesters invaded the library and fired up a megaphone-charged chant.
“Who’s got the power?” “We’ve got the power!” “What kind of power?” “People power!”
As it kept up, one guy stood in front of them, and rather than meekly staying silent like the rest of his fellow bystanders, he actually tried to get the protesters’ attention: “Hey! Hey!”
He tried again, a little louder: “Hey!” And again, “Hey!”
After one last “Hey!” the protesters finally quieted down. And without any nuances or apologies or “I agree with what you’re doing but” preambles, he offered a three-word observation that likely summed up others’ sentiments perfectly.
“This is library,” he said.
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That guy is a hero.
Featured image via YouTube.