Friday, February 20, 2009

NYU Students Arrested, Cafeteria Liberated

The silver spoon revolution at NYU is over. This will go down in the annals of leftwing idiocy as perhaps the lamest protest ever.
So much for the revolution.

Security guards on Friday dragged the last of the renegade New York University students out of a campus cafeteria where they had been holed up in protest for three days.

"Solidarity! Solidarity!" the fist-pumping rebels yelled as they were ousted from the Kimmel Center.

Four students tried to flee a balcony after campus cops breached their barricade. Others were physically removed - and unceremoniously dumped outside.

"He picked me up by the shoulders and dragged me through the door," complained protest organizer Farah Khimji, a 20-year-old sophomore. "I was physically subdued. I was thrown to the ground."

The rest of the two dozen or so protesting students left like lambs, and were greeted outside with cheers by supporters like 21-year-old senior, Clara Green.

"We're not going to take it any more," Green yelled. "This is our university. We should be allowed to stay. This is unfair and unjust."

Many of the other NYU students who stopped to watch the revolt fizzle said they still didn't know what the rebels were trying to accomplish.

"They're requesting so many different things," said Ryan Jacobson, a 19-year-old freshman. "None of it actually seems doable."

Senior NYU vice-president Lynne Brown said that whatever it was, the protesters didn't get it.

NYU did not "bend" to student demands and all the malcontents are banned from all NYU buildings - including the dorms - until their expulsion hearings, Brown said.

"This was an inappropriate forum for protests."

The writing was on the wall at 10 a.m. when four student negotiators went up to the sixth floor of the building to talk with NYU officials - and were ambushed by campus cops.

After that, campus security tore down the barricades barring the entrance to the third floor cafeteria and started evicting the Take Back NYU! Coalition protesters.

When the group took over the cafeteria, their stated cause was a demand for greater transparency in the NYU budget.

Then came talking points in which the protestors also demanded scholarships for Palestinian students - and for supplies to be donated to the Islamic University of Gaza.
Hopefully they're all expelled and charged to the full extent of the law. It would probably also serve them right if their parents booted them from the house. Let these little shits learn how to live on their own.



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