Allen West given police escort as leftist demonstrators mob campus speaking event

In yet another example of leftist intolerance on college campuses, law enforcement officers were summoned to escort former congressman and conservative politician retired Lt. Col. Allen West from a building at the University of Buffalo, where he gave a speech sponsored by Young America’s Foundation (YAF), as the Daily Wire reports.

The event was scheduled as part of YAF’s “Preserving American Liberty and Freedom Lecture Series,” and unfortunately, roughly 200 protesters assembled outside the facility in which West was speaking and ultimately chased conservative students outside the venue.

Footage from YAF shows gathered demonstrators shouting chants including “Black Lives Matter,” “No Justice, No Peace,” and “Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud” at West, whose speech was reportedly entitled, “America is Not Racist.” WATCH:

Though West was able to deliver his speech in full, those unhappy with his presence on campus took it upon themselves to try and commandeer the Q&A session and reception that followed, with liberal agitators attempting to “hijack the conversation” and hurling insults at the conservative notable, according to YAF.

As a result of the threatening nature of the disruptions, police officers had little choice but to help West make his way to a patrol car and to transport him to the safety of his hotel.

Gianna Milaro of YAF commented after the harrowing evening, “At many times throughout the night, I was legitimately worried about West’s and the students’ physical safety due to the angry mob berating and banging on the doors.”

Sadly, the incident at the University of Buffalo is just the latest in a spate of recent liberal tantrums over the mere presence of speakers with whom they disagree, as over 100 leftist Yale Law School students took it upon themselves last month to shut down what was designed to be a bipartisan panel discussion on civil liberties hosted by the conservative Federalist Society, as the New York Post reported.

In a welcome – but all too rare – response, Judge Lawrence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit opined that the names of law students involved in the protest at Yale should be “noted” for future reference and that federal judges with whom they may ultimately seek prestigious clerkships should “carefully consider” disqualifying their candidacies due to their obvious hostility to the free speech rights to which all Americans ought to be committed.