Wisconsin College Campus Vandalized Ahead Of Matt Walsh’s Speech

Vandals scrawled profanities on buildings.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 08: Cans of spray paint sit lined up as artist, Brandon Hill works on artwork at VeraCruz Gallery on Sunday July 08, 2012 in Washington, DC in preparation for a show at the gallery. Hill along with Peter Chang make up, No Kings Collective. (Photo by Matt McClain for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Protesters vandalized the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison hours ahead of an appearance by Daily Wire host Matt Walsh on Monday evening.

Vandals scrawled profanities against Walsh and the school’s Young America’s Foundation (YAF) chapter, which is hosting Walsh.

Today we saw an absolutely inexcusable act of vandalism on our most beloved campus building, which is dedicated to veterans, ahead of @MattWalshBlog’s visit,” the university’s YAF chapter tweeted Monday, along with several pictures of the damage.

“Trans women are women – f**k Matt Walsh and YAF,” read a spray-painted scrawl on the wall of one campus building.

“Matt Walsh is a pedophile,” read another message. “Save the kids from him.”

Other spray-painted messages on buildings compared Walsh to a “Nazi” and directed profanities toward the university itself as well.

The event with Walsh is sold out and includes a screening of Walsh’s film “What Is A Woman?” after which Walsh will take questions from the audience.

The university’s Memorial Union building, where Walsh is scheduled to speak, as well as various other structures and a statue of the school’s mascot Bucky Badger were vandalized with graffiti.

Over the weekend, Dean of Students Christina Olstad and Gabe Javier, an associate vice chancellor, put out a statement on social media offering their support to the transgender students ahead of Walsh’s speech.

“To the trans members of our UW-Madison community, we see you and we value you,” they wrote. “We will continue to do our part to make this campus more welcoming and inclusive regardless of what speakers may counter this value.”

Meanwhile, the YAF chapter said that they are pressing forward despite the vandalism.

“Despite @UWMadison’s immaturity and inconsistency and this absolutely reprehensible vandalism, we’re excited to put on a great event tonight and thank @yaf and @MattWalshBlog for all their help and support,” the chapter tweeted.

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