Conservative writer Michael Knowles of the Daily Wire was giving a speech at the University of Missouri-Kansas City this week, when a masked protester burst into the room and threw liquid at him. It was originally thought to be bleach.
The attacker was promptly tackled and arrested by police on the scene.
From the Daily Wire:
WATCH: Daily Wire’s Knowles Sprayed With Bleach-Like Substance By SJW Protester During Speech At University of Missouri-KC
Speaking at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on Thursday night, The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles was attacked by a masked protester who used a super soaker to fire liquid at him that appeared to be glitter-colored bleach; police later said that the liquid merely smelled like bleach. Knowles’ speech was titled simply “Men Are Not Women.”
Hecklers consistently interrupted Knowles and yelled at him, prompting Knowles to respond, “I know, you’re so oppressed, my dears. I know, life is so hard for you. You have to live in the richest, most equitable, most just country in the history of the world. You have to get a college education; you have to voluntarily go to lectures; it’s so awful. I can’t imagine.”…
Then all hell broke loose, as the protester tried to squirt what appeared to be bleach at Knowles.
Knowles told The Daily Wire, “The topic of my lecture was ‘Men Are Not Women.’ Apparently this plain fact was so offensive to some leftist thugs that one of them decided to shoot me in the face and side with a super soaker full of what appeared to be glitter-colored bleach. At first I just thought it was paint because of the color and smell. I was later told it was bleach; police now say that the substance merely smelled like bleach. This is what conservatives on campus are up against.
See the video below. It shows the attacker and his arrest:
Masked thug tried to spray something on speaker @michaeljknowles at @UMKansasCity last night. Person is tackled by police & social justice protesters begin to shout the debunked “hands up, don’t shoot” mantra. pic.twitter.com/2SbVDy4xHE
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) April 12, 2019
Here’s another angle:
BREAKING VIDEO: One person injured following protest at event hosted by conservative group Young Americans for Freedom. According to guest speaker Michael Knowles, a student threw bleach at him and was arrested. pic.twitter.com/nBC2B25dXz
— UMKC University News (@University0News) April 12, 2019
The school chancellor didn’t even apologize!
UMKC Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal is a disgrace to higher education.
This is his response to an invited speaker being shouted down and physically assaulted: pic.twitter.com/M4Y24rrLBF
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) April 12, 2019
Higher education in America needs serious reform. Our schools have been overrun by the far left.