Students shout NYC police commissioner Ray Kelly off stage over 'stop and frisk' at Brown University
Brown U. student protesters interrupted a speech by NYPD Chief Kelly, claiming the city's stop and frisk laws are racist.
A handful of Brown University students successfully ended a campus speech by New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Tuesday, accusing the official of overseeing the city’s "racist" stop and frisk policy.
VIDEO: Brown University students disrupt NYC police chief’s speech
On their way to the event dozens of protesters chanted “no justice, no peace, no racist police” and “from NYC to PVD no police brutality” outside the event.
One protester held up a sign which read “this is murder.”
“Racism is not for debate,” shouted one protester.
“We want you to stop stopping and frisking people!” added another.
Kelly, who was forced off stage due to the disruption, was set to give a speech titled “Proactive Policing in America’s Biggest City.”
Brown President Christina Paxson released a statement which slammed the actions of the protesters.
“The conduct of disruptive members of the audience is indefensible and an affront both to civil democratic society and to the university’s core values of dialogue and the free exchange of views,” Paxson’s statement read.
Jenny Li, a student organizer for the protest, told the Post that when the school would not cancel the event “we decided to cancel it for them.”
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