What Impact Will Continuing Protests Have?

A bonfire set by demonstrators protesting a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos burns on Sproul Plaza on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. The event was canceled out of safety concerns after protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A longtime Political Science Professor says when a peaceful protest turns into a violent demonstration, the original point is lost.

Dr. Allan Saxe at UT Arlington talked to us about the many anti-Trump protests taking place across the nation.

He says peaceful protests are great. However, when it turns ugly, like it did in Berkley Wednesday night, it sets the movement back.

Dr. Saxe says college campuses are supposed to be a place of debate and dialogue, not a center for violent outbursts.

He notes that many of the protesters are asking for civility but not really providing it themselves.

Listen to our entire conversation with Dr. Saxe


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