DePaul. I snapped some photos before class of where Spencer would be speaking. Class was let out early, and so I was delighted that I would be able to attend at least some of the event. I showed up at 8. It was cold and raining. There was a small group of students and whoever hovering outside the door. They told me that they had been told that “maximum capacity” had been reached and that there was no more room. I got the sense that these folks were there more in the spirit of protest than support - one of them voiced some concerns about Blackwater not being held accountable, etc. In any event, I was also told that there was another speaker before Spencer and that Spencer was late.
Now I have been in this building before and it can easily and legally hold at least 100 people - this is a conservative estimate. I had no way of getting in and no way of photographing the inside of the building - the windows are too high. I did, however, snap some photos of the exterior while the talk was going on.
If you go to depaul.edu and hit the “EVENTS” link at the top and look at the “today” page, you will find that there are absolutely no events officially scheduled. I did a screen grab of this nonsense and have also attached it hereto.
Nothing-Nada. There are no listings for Robert Spencer’s talk in the university directory.
These people may have very well been disruptive if allowed entrance -however, so what? They let Nick Hahn in for Churchill, they should let the moonbats in for Spencer. It is possible that the commons was actually completely full, I suppose, but you can see it’s a pretty big building and the ostracized group is pretty small. I don’t know if there’s a story in any of this. The screengrab is probably the most telling image of all.
We will keep you posted on DePaul.
This is cross posted at Gateway Pundit.
UPDATE: Freedom Folks have photos and video from the event at DePaul.
The Keffiyah was a popular choice for the crowd members.
Robert Spencer and Amir Fakhravar, an Iranian dissident who was jailed numerous times in Iran spoke to the packed house.
Thanks to Dinah Lord