Police investigate shooting during ugly University of Washington confrontation
SEATTLE — A protest at the University of Washington over a controversial speaker turned ugly Friday night. Seattle police report that a 25-year-old man had been shot in the stomach and had to be removed from the crowd.
The man was shot behind Kane Hall. Seattle Fire said the victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical conditiion. He was in surgery late last night.
Alt-Right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos, a writer for the conservative website Breitbart, was scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter in 2016 after his followers targeted an African-American actress. He has also been criticized for his involvement in GamerGate, which “claims to promote ethics in gaming journalism but has been condemned for its treatment of women,” according to CNN.
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