2 arrested after protests at Binghamton University
BINGHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Two people protesting a lecture hosted by a Republican student group at Binghamton University have been arrested.
The university’s vice president for student affairs, Brian Rose says the school is investigating the students and student organizations who participated in a protest at a lecture by economist Arthur Laffer on Monday night.
Press & Sun-Bulletin reports the protests led the event hosted by the university’s College Republicans to be shut down.
Laffer served as an economic adviser to the late President Ronald Reagan.
Rose says the school has the right to pursue disciplinary action against any of the individuals involved in the protest.
Monday’s protests come days after a confrontation between demonstrators and the College Republicans, who hosted the event. That incident was caught on video.