Officials at DePaul University in Chicago are investigating reports that a noose was found on campus after Black Lives Matter activists interrupted a speech by a conservative blogger, NBC5 Chicago reports.
The university emailed an alert to students saying they had “multiple reports that a noose — a horrific symbol of racist intimidation — was found on the Lincoln Park Campus… These reports are being investigated and those found to be responsible will be held accountable.”
The incident occurred Thursday night after activists disrupted a talk by conservative website Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos by getting up on stage with him, DNAInfo reports. The discussion was entitled “Feminism is Cancer.”
Yiannopoulos was speaking at a College Republicans event when he was interrupted by protesters blowing whistles. They later took over the stage.
“This man is an idiot,” one protester yelled, according to DNAInfo.
Watch video of the interruption, as posted to YouTube, here: