UNC Protesters Shut Down Illegal-Immigration Event

Former Congressman Tom Tancredo speaks against illegal immigration as hundreds protest.

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A speech against illegal immigrants by a former Colorado congressman, Tom Tancredo, ended in chaos at the University of North Carolina after raucous protests led campus police to shut down the event, the News & Observer reports. One protester pounded so hard on a window that it shattered. Police also used pepper spray and threatened to use Tasers to disperse the demonstrators, some of whom were shouting profanities and accusations of racism.

Tancredo was brought to campus to speak against allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition. Hundreds of students and community members went to protest the event.