We have further information from the University of Ottawa about Coulter’s non-appearance last night.
Last night, the organizers themselves decided at 7:50 p.m. to cancel the event and so informed the University’s Protection Services staff on site. At that time, a crowd of about one thousand people had peacefully gathered at Marion Hall.
So…no word of violence at all, just a peaceful protest. Ann Coulter simply chickened out, and the decision was entirely hers and the organizations that invited her.
Never mind, there was no infringement of open discussion here, just another example of right wing cowardice.
Oh, wait — it gets worse. Here’s Ann Coulter’s description of the event.
The police called off my speech when the auditorium was surrounded by thousands of rioting liberals — screaming, blocking the entrance, throwing tables, demanding that my books be burned, and finally setting off the fire alarm.
I don’t know. Setting off a fire alarm after that chaos of rioting, screaming liberals sounds a bit anticlimactic, you know. As that link also reveals, most of the people in that mob were her fans, politely lined up to attend her lecture.
We also know it wasn’t the police who shut down the talk — it was the organizers. Her people.