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Penn State is about to host the Proud Boys founder, and its students are protesting

Posted on AllSides October 12th, 2022
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Penn State University says Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes spouts "hateful and discriminatory" rhetoric — but the school also says a student group has the right to bring McInnes to speak on campus this month, at an event paid for with thousands of dollars in student fees.

Students have launched a petition and plan to protest the Oct. 24 event, seeking to block McInnes and another controversial far-right figure, Alex Stein, from speaking in State College, Pa.

Free-speech guarantees, warns the Student Committee for Defense and Solidarity, should not entail...

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