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Students shout at, protest Clinton: ‘Wellesley’s most beloved war criminal’

Former Secretary State protested at alma mater

Hillary Clinton is Wellesley College’s “most beloved war criminal,” according to pamphlets handed out by student activists.

Activists protested the former Secretary of State’s appearance at her alma mater over the weekend.

During one exchange, Clinton engaged from the stage with a shouting student. Daily Wire reporter Kassy Akiva posted video of the exchange.

“How dare you ignore them,” the student shouted, after yelling something about “genocide.” Clinton had said she would meet with the student after the panel.

Another speaker, who said she was Palestinian, tries to speak over the student shouting about Israel.

Staff removed the shouting student from the event.

The group “Wellesley Against Hillary Rodham Clinton,” has several demands they want acknowledged, according to an Instagram post. This includes an acknowledgement of the “ongoing genocide in Gaza,” divestment from the companies engaged in the “Israeli occupation of Palestine,” and “Cut ties with the Anti-Defamation League.”

The private Massachusetts college unveiled the new “Hillary Rodham Clinton Center for Citizenship, Leadership, and Democracy.”

An administrator told students to “follow the demonstration policy” in order to “remain safe.”

“I encourage all who participate in activism to follow the demonstration policy and be mindful of our Code of Student Conduct so that you remain safe for yourself, and of our community,” Dean of Students Sheila Horton stated prior to the event, according to NBC 10 in Boston.

Clinton spoke at the summit along with Mass. Governor Maura Healey, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (a Wellesley graduate), and other political leaders.

“At a time when democracy is challenged, the Hillary Rodham Clinton Center will play a vital role in preparing the next generation of civic innovators and citizen-leaders that our world and our democracy needs,” President Paula Johnson stated in a news release prior to the event.

“The future of democracy rests with young people—and our hope is that the HRC Center will introduce our students to the habits and practices of active citizenship early in their time at Wellesley,” President Johnson stated.

Clinton graduated from the private college in 1969 when it was just a women’s college. The college changed its policy in 2015 to allow males who identify as females to attend the college.

Actual females who now identify as males are not allowed to attend, however.

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IMAGE: NBC 10/YouTube

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Matt has previously worked at Students for Life of America, Students for Life Action and Turning Point USA. While in college, he wrote for The College Fix as well as his college newspaper, The Loyola Phoenix. He holds a B.A. from Loyola University-Chicago and an M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He lives in northwest Indiana with his family.