Mizzou Prof Melissa Click: I Was Trying to “Keep the Crowd Calm” When I Told Protesters to Rough Up Reporter (VIDEO)
In November Mizzou race activists harassed an Asian reporter while protesting on campus.
University of Missouri professor Melissa Click was directing the protesters.
Mizzou professor Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media at the University of Missouri, ordered a journalist to leave an area where demonstrators had gathered on the Missouri campus.
Melissa Click then called activists to “muscle” the Asian journalist off campus!
This week Melissa Click told reporters she was “trying to keep the crowd calm” when she told the race protesters to rough up an Asian reporter.
FOX 2 Now reported:
MU Professor Melissa Click apologized for her actions during the student protest over alleged racial incidents on the Columbia campus last November. Click was suspended from her duties following a confrontation with a student journalist during the protest.
Melissa Click/Suspended MU Professor: “I certainly wish I hadn’t done anything that was worthy of being in a viral video. So again, I’m sorry for my behavior in the video. I wish I could take it back.”
“I never had any discussions or consultations with them about what actions they were taking in the movement, so I wasn’t that engaged with them to know, intimately, what they were doing and what they were trying to accomplish.”
“I didn’t see any police present on campus that day. And when I saw President Wolf’s email, I was really surprised to see that he had written that the FBI and Missouri Highway Patrol were involved. And then to think back about how MU students, staff and faculty were the only ones present on the quad to keep the crowd calm, I think that raises a lot of questions about who was in charge of the university, that day.”
Hat Tip Jeff