David Horowitz, president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, had just started a lecture at Butler when he was hit by a pie. -- Kevin O'Neal / For The Star
By Kevin O'Neal
April 7, 2005
A conservative activist who criticizes what he calls the leftist domination of college campuses was struck with a pie Wednesday night at Butler University.Culture, had just started a lecture at Butler when he was hit.
Horowitz's supporters followed the assailants out of the hall, and
David Horowitz, president of the Center for the Study of Popular confronted them with what a witness called "pushing and shoving." However, the attackers got away.
"There's a wave of violence on college campuses, committed by what I'd call fascists opposing conservatives," Horowitz said. "It's one step from that to injury."
After the incident, Horowitz completed his lecture.
It was the second time in a week that a conservative lecturer was hit by a pie at an Indiana university. On March 30, William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, was attacked during a speech at Earlham College in Richmond.
Butler spokesman Marc Allan called Wednesday's incident "deplorable."
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