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Video: DePaul University Threatens To ARREST Ben Shapiro If He Steps On Campus

As The Daily Wire has reported, conservative speaker and author Ben Shapiro has been banned from speaking at the DePaul University campus by administration since July, as he might upset the snowflakes.

Last Friday, Young America’s Foundation, ignoring the un-American action by the so-called Catholic university, invited Shapiro to exercise his First Amendment rights and speak on campus aside renowned feminist Christina Hoff Sommers. Subsequently, cowardly DePaul doubled down on its ban on Shapiro, and as you might suspect, Shapiro laughed in their face and announced he’d be going anyway.

On Tuesday night, Shapiro headed over to campus only to receive threats from campus security that he would be “arrested” if he stepped “three steps forward” onto campus property. In reply, the conservative icon moved his speech off-campus, where free speech would prevail as best it could.

Watch: (Extended video below)

@benshapiro talking to security guards in front of @DePaulU . “30 members of security for a 5’9″ jewish guy”. #freedepaul #YAFonCampus

— Genco Pura (@yoxov) November 16, 2016

When Shapiro is first stopped by those on campus from entering the lecture hall, Shapiro informs security that he has RSVPed as a speaker, as an audience member and as a security member.

He is then directed to some 30 security guards, though no protesters are in sight. He was denied entry.

“I’m wondering why is it so necessary to keep me personally out?” asks Shapiro.

“The bottom line is, it’s private property,” says a security guard, informing Shapiro that he will be arrested if he takes three more steps forward on campus.

“Just to be clear, if I attempt to enter that hall right there, and sit down, just to listen to somebody speak, or if I attempt to ask a question, or engage in free speech, you will have me arrested?”

“At this point, yes, sir.”

Shapiro noted that there were some 30 security members for a “five-foot-nine, 165-pound Jewish guy.”

“It may be a mild misallocation of recourses,” he quipped.

“If that’s the way we’re going to do this, we’ll just do the event elsewhere, folks!”

Sommers and those attending the speech in the lecture hall were then informed of the news of Shapiro’s attempted arrest and moved to the new location off-campus with Shapiro.

Watch the full encounter, below:

America 2016, folks.

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