Excerpted from Reason: Students at a Canadian university confronted another student who was wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat—when he refused their demands to remove his hat, the students grabbed it off his head.
You’ve got to take it off,” insisted one female student, later identified as Zoe Slusar, a former vice president of Mount Royal University’s student life program.
The student wearing the hat—Matt Linder, according to CBC—argued that he was exercising his free speech rights. “I’m not allowed to support a political candidate?” he asked.
“You aren’t allowed to share hate language in the university,” Slusar replied.
She didn’t back down. Eventually she even threatened to report Linder to university authorities. “You got to take the hat off or I’m going to write the president of the university and he’s going to come talk to you,” she said.