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WATCH: Far Right Blogger Arrested After Grabbing Woman During Campus Speech

A far right blogger and conspiracy theorist was arrested Tuesday night after he grabbed a woman who protested his speech at the University of Connecticut, the New York Times reported.

Lucian Wintrich, the Washington correspondent for the website The Gateway Pundit, chased the protester through a lecture hall after she appeared to grab a document from the podium.


Wintrich was charged with breach of peace, a misdemeanor. He was released late Tuesday after posting the $1,000 bond.

Wintrich’s speech, which was titled “It’s OK To Be White,” was heavily protested by students and local activists.


Later that night, a student was arrested in connection with a smoke bomb being thrown throw a window into the classroom where Wintrich had been speaking. No one was hurt.

“This was a very disappointing evening,” Susan Herbst, UConn’s president, said in a statement. “Thoughtful, civil discourse should be a hallmark of democratic societies and American universities, and this evening fell well short of that.”

Contact Ari Feldman at feldman@forward.com or on Twitter @aefeldman.

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