White House correspondent for right wing website arrested as UConn students disrupt his speech

Lucian Wintrich, a credentialed White House correspondent for Gateway Pundit, a right-wing website, was arrested Tuesday night after a scuffle broke out as he was trying to deliver a speech titled “It’s OK to be White” at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

The speech, sponsored by the campus College Republicans and attended by about 350 people, had been largely drowned out by protesters shouting “Go home Nazis,” “Black Lives matter” and “F–k you,”according to the Daily Campus, the student newspaper.

Video of the incident showed several young people approaching the podium where Wintrich was standing. According to the Hartford Courant, which covered the event, they began “yelling at Wintrich.”  A woman then took from the lectern a sheaf of papers, apparently the text of Wintrich’s speech, and walked away with them. Wintrich pursued her and grabbed her in an apparent effort to retrieve the papers.