US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke at the University of Houston Tuesday, but got a bit more than she bargained for. Student activists confronted her about her positions on the violence in Gaza and toward the Palestinian people.
Haley spoke about an array of topics, from leadership to global challenges to recent events in Texas. She spoke of the disaster that befell the city of Houston last August, when Hurricane Harvey dropped an unprecedented amount of rain on the Lone Star State, leaving most of the city under feet of floodwater.
She also spoke of the 10 shooting victims from Santa Fe High School earlier this week, a town to the southeast of Houston.
“I’m here following a very busy few weeks in American foreign policy,” Haley began to say.
That’s when a protester stood up and shouted at the top of his lungs: “Nikki Haley, the blood is on your hands! You continue to sign off on the genocide of a native people! You are an accomplice to terrorists and colonizers!”
After this monologue, dozens of protesters stood up and erupted in a call-and-answer chant across the auditorium, holding up Palestinian flags. They chanted “Nikki Nikki can’t you see? You are on a killing spree!” and “Nikki Haley you can’t hide, you signed off on genocide!”
Security personnel immediately responded and attempted to escort the protesters out of the auditorium.
— Shehab News (@ShehabAgencyEn) May 23, 2018