Flagstaff, Arizona – On Tuesday, Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, was confronted by a large group of protesters while visiting Northern Arizona University.
According to The Post Millennial, Kirk had been invited to the campus in order to help with tabling efforts for his organization which is seeking to establish 1,600 high school and college chapters throughout America. Protesters shouted obscenities at Kirk during the incident.
A group of disorderly individuals surrounded a conservative activist and hurled expletives such as “f*** you fascist” at him.
Additionally, they were seen giving him the middle finger.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 19, 2023
Mediaite reported that when Charlie Kirk visited a college campus, he was met with signs containing vulgar language such as “Facists [sic] fuck off!” and “Charlie Kirk has a small face.”
Slogans in support of trans rights were visible and chants of “Trans Lives Matter” could be heard.
When Mr. Kirk attempted to engage in dialogue, he was met with screaming students, bullhorns and even a band.
— Turning Point USA (@TPUSA) September 19, 2023
Kirk declared victory following the event, asserting that the number of his supporters was greater than that of the protesters, contrary to what had been reported by media outlets.
His supporters were enthusiastic in their demonstration of support towards Kirk.
Dear Mediaite, you might want to watch this video and reconsider your headline.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 20, 2023
Kirk has been a source of contention on many college campuses, with his presence often sparking confrontations between left-leaning activists and members of Turning Point USA.
In one incident at UC Davis, police had to intervene when Antifa protestors attempted to disrupt the event.
BREAKING: Riot police taking down Antifa at UC Davis outside Charlie Kirk speech pic.twitter.com/pWzBThAVpi
— Jack Poso ???????? (@JackPosobiec) March 15, 2023