Megaphone-wielding students disrupt pro-Israel event at UVA
- A group of pro-Palestine students aggressively disrupted a pro-Israel event last week at the University of Virginia, forcing campus police to step in and restore order.
- The group hosting the event offered to engage in dialogue with the protesters, but were rebuffed, prompting the school's dean of students to issue a forceful statement condemning the use of the so-called "heckler's veto."
The University of Virginia forcefully denounced the use of the so-called “heckler’s veto” after protesters aggressively disrupted a pro-Israel event on campus last week.
“Last night in Clark Hall, a meeting of Jewish students and a rabbi, properly reserved and wholly peaceful, was disrupted,” began the February 23 statement issued by Dean of Student Allen Groves. “Individuals entered the classroom reserved by these students, used a megaphone to interrupt the conversations of the students attending the meeting, and otherwise attempted to prevent the students in attendance from exercising their rights of free and peaceful association.”