Protests turn violent at CSU after Charlie Kirk speech - 2018-02-03

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F0.png Protests turn violent at CSU after Charlie Kirk speech February 3, 2018, Nick Coltrain, Coloradoan

Protests around a conservative speaker at CSU on Friday night started peaceful, even if it got rowdy at times, but quickly turned violent when a group wielding riot shields, large flashlights and face masks emblazoned with skulls stormed a dwindling crowd while chanting a Nazi slogan.

Campus police, who were wearing helmets with riot masks throughout the event, shut down the clash and drove the groups off. Members of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office later showed up wearing tactical gear.

Protesters were drawn to campus because of a speech by conservative activist Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, which says on its website it is devoted to the promotion of the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets and limited government.

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{{cite news | first = Nick | last = Coltrain | title = Protests turn violent at CSU after Charlie Kirk speech | url = https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2018/02/02/violence-erupts-csu-protest-conservative-speaker-led/301496002/ | work = Coloradoan | date = February 3, 2018 | accessdate = February 20, 2020 }}