Watch Calgary university student confronted for wearing Donald Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ hat

Sep 16, 2016 by

Concern over “safe spaces” at a Calgary university boiled over into a confrontation this week between two students, one of whom was wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat.

The incident — in which a female student at Mount Royal University insists that a male remove the hat commonly worn by Donald Trump supporters — came to light Thursday after a video emerged online.

In it the woman approaches a man asking him to take the hat off, arguing the slogan stands for hate language. The man refuses, insisting that he is in a public place and has the right to freedom of expression.
He rejects the suggestion that it’s a hateful message.

View the video

The video ends shortly after another student, apparently a friend of the hat wearer, snatches the hat away.

Security responded to the confrontation, but no sanctions are being contemplated.

Melanie Rogers, a spokeswoman for Mount Royal University, said officials are aware of the video but would not comment on specifics.

“Mount Royal University respects individuals who exercise their constitutionally-protected right to freedom of expression, as long as it is peaceful and respectful,” Rogers said.

Source: Watch Calgary university student confronted for wearing Donald Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ hat | National Post

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