After violent protests broke out earlier this year at the University of California-Berkeley, police at Auburn University learned their lesson about how to handle protesters.
Video taken at the Alabama university on Tuesday shows police confronting masked protesters who were demonstrating against white nationalist leader Richard Spencer speaking on campus.
Their message was simple: Take your mask off or be arrested.
Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips joined Ainsley Earhardt on “Fox & Friends” this morning to react to this policing strategy.
“Yes, this speaker, Richard Spencer, has some absolutely atrocious views, but in America you can’t be violent toward someone just because you disagree with them,” Phillips said.
He added that it’s ironic that many campus protesters claim they’re acting in the name of tolerance, when what they really want to do is shut down open discussion.
“These people have misplaced their anger in many cases,” Phillips said. “And I think these Alabama policemen should be commended for keeping innocent students safe and allowing people to be able to go about their daily lives and not have fear of being assaulted by these protesters.”
Phillips also weighed in on Ann Coulter saying she will still speak at Berkeley, even though the university administration cancelled the upcoming event.
“I think she should have every right to speak, and this college should make more efforts to protect her,” Phillips said.