Self-Proclaimed Nationalists Interrupt Author, Chant ‘This Land Is Our Land’ at Politics and Prose Bookstore
A group of protesters describing themselves as nationalists interrupted an author’s book talk with chants of “This land is our land” at the popular Politics and Prose bookstore in Northwest Washington on Saturday.
The incident at Politics and Prose, an independent bookstore and local staple in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of D.C. happened Saturday afternoon according to the author, Jonathan M. Metzl, and filmmaker Catherine Wigginton, who was present during the interruption.
The men walked in and chanted “This land is our land” as Metzl, the director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University, was speaking about his new book, “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland.”
“The crowd didn’t really know what to make of it. Everybody thought it was a joke at first,” Metzl told News4.
These protestors are being called N@zis on my social media news feed.
Substance thrown at UMKC speaker, student charged with assault
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —A protester was arrested after a substance was thrown at a guest lecturer on the University of Missouri – Kansas City’s campus Thursday night.A UMKC student group, Young Americans for Freedom, sponsored the event, “A Night with Michael Knowles.”
Knowles, a conservative political commentator and columnist, was set to give a speech titled “Men are Not Women” when protesters disrupted the event.
A spokesperson for UMKC said after several warnings, disruptions to the event continued.