“Isn’t this a public university?” the student and president of TPUSA at the school, Katie Mullens, asked the administrator, to which he replied, “Not with propaganda. You can free speech all you want, but you cannot hand out propaganda.”
Onlooking students began asking the administrator, “Where is the free speech zone?” and expressing confusion over why they weren’t already in a free speech zone given that the table was on public property and the university is public as well. Someone asked, “What is she doing that violates free speech?” to which the administrator could provide no response, saying instead that she didn’t have a reservation for the space.
U of Nebraska threatens to call cops on conservative student because she is not in "free speech zone"
You have to watch this!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 28, 2017
The administrator explained that free speech — excluding propaganda — is allowed only between two signs, which he pointed out to the students. He insisted again that the students were violating the university’s rules by setting up “propaganda” in a non-designated free speech zone.
Campus Reform noted that the university’s professor had harassed Mullens with signs and yelled “f**k Charlie Kirk” (the founder of TPUSA) and “TPUSA Nazis.” They had posters and screamed profanities at passersby as well, Mullens told Campus Reform.
“Political correctness is a horrible danger in America,” Kirk tweeted Saturday after the incident.
Not long after the filmed exchange between Mullens and the administrator, campus police arrived. It was the second time they showed up to monitor TPUSA’s activities on the same day.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment in time for publication.