The radical Left appears to be alive and well at the University of Vermont.
Students from UVM created havoc in the streets last month when they joined a protest over alleged injustices involving "diversity" and "equity." The student demonstrators supporting the cause took to busy roadways, blocking rush-hour traffic and delaying ambulances trying to get patients to hospitals.
Horace Cooper with Project 21 (The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives) says the protestors were acting in ignorance.
"Stopping ambulances, emergency vehicles – or just [stopping] citizens attempting to go their way on the highway – all constitute a failure to understand what free speech is and how to respect the rights of others," the Project 21 co-chair argues.
Cooper is convinced the protestors weren't acting spontaneously or on their own, but in fact were being manipulated by those behind the scenes.
"It's clearly the kind of thing where more radical progressives who happen to serve on the faculty are looking to either expand their roles or to expand the number of people on their roles who share their view," he tells OneNewsNow.
The protests appear to have stalled for now – but not before students took over a campus building for 10 hours and pressured administrators to sign a commitment to "mandatory diversity training" for faculty. The intentions of the student group behind the demonstrations remain undetermined, according to the Burlington Free Press.