Mike Johnson Booed by Columbia Pro-Palestinian Protesters

U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson was greeted with boos during a visit to the New York City campus of Columbia University as a controversial pro-Palestinian protest continued on Wednesday.

Over 100 Columbia students taking part in the week-long protest have been arrested by riot police and suspended by the university, while repeated reports of antisemitic incidents have sparked condemnation from school officials, lawmakers and student protesters who say outside groups are responsible.

Shortly after meeting with a group of Jewish students on Wednesday afternoon, Johnson held a press conference on the campus that was immediately and repeatedly interrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters.

Johnson was drowned out by protesters who booed and shouted “we can’t hear you,” “free Palestine” and “get the f*** off our campus” as the Republican attempted to speak in support of Israel and the Jewish students.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

Mike Johnson speaks at Columbia University
U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson speaks to the media after meeting with Jewish students, as Pro-Palestinian students and activists continue to protest the Israel-Hamas war on the campus of Columbia University in New…

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