The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles was sprayed with a bleach-like substance by an SJW protester during his speech at the University of Missouri-KC.
Michael Knowles, a conservative political columnist for the Daily Wire, was giving a speech titled “Men are Not Women.” Watch below as all heck broke loose, as the SJW protester tried to squirt what at the time appeared to be bleach.
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
UPDATE: authorities now telling me it was not bleach — unknown odorous liquid, appears the attacker was a hoaxer who was fine getting charged with assault but wanted to avoid a felony
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) April 12, 2019
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.”
As the protesters stood up and started leaving, Knowles continued, “People who are in war-torn nations; they must truly pity you. Goodbye. Goodbye.” The crowd started clapping; Knowles said, “Thank you gentlemen, for your support. I’m not that intimidated by these guys … There’s a course being taught right now at an American university on angry white men. When I look at who’s angry, I’m not so sure …” The hecklers started yelling again, prompting Knowles to reply, “I know. I seem so hateful. You guys seem lovely and sweet. You guys seem so compassionate and lovely.” Turning to one protester, he replied, “You hope that what? Well, it’s very difficult to use my platform when people use the hecklers veto to try to shut up any opinion that disagrees—” More
Thank you to law enforcement and security for handling the situation swiftly! We must protect the rights of everyone to freedom of speech without threats of violence such as this.
Great speech Michael, I was in the front row and caught the whole thing on video. pic.twitter.com/fVeaXs0Q4p
— Collin Tuso (@collin_tuso) April 12, 2019
I was pleasantly surprised to see law enforcement grind this guy’s face into the carpet! Usually, they get a stand down order and it appears the thugs were surprised that there was an instant takedown and arrest. Notice none of the other loud mouth cowards wanted to be the second one!