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Conservative speaker arrested at UConn after altercation during 'It's OK to be White' speech

Conservative speaker arrested at UConn after altercation during 'It's OK to be White' speech

Lucian Wintrich, White House correspondent for the far-right, pro-Trump website Gateway Pundit, was arrested by UConn police Tuesday evening after a walk-out of his event, “It is OK to be white,” gave way to an altercation.

“I can confirm that the speaker has been arrested and he is in police custody,” said UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz. “There are no other arrests and no injuries.’’

Reitz said Wintrich was held by UConn police and will be charged Tuesday evening. For one hour, about 100 students waited outside the Andre Schenker Lecture Hall to see Wintrich brought out by police. When he was eventually brought out a back entrance and placed into a police cruiser, many of...

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