A student accused of protesting during an anti-transgender speech

A student from the University of Missouri in Kansas City faces charges after spraying a substance intended for conservative political commentator Michael Knowles during an anti-transgender speech.

Knowles on Thursday delivered a speech titled "Men Are Not Women" on the Missouri campus in Kansas City, when protesters disrupted the event. Authorities said that during the disturbance, Gerard Dabu, a student, had sprayed a substance with the help of a water gun in Knowles, which was not injured. Police overpowered Dabu with a stun gun near the stage.

Chancellor Mauli Agrawal said Friday in a letter to the campus that the police had reacted in this way because she did not know if this substance was dangerous. Subsequent tests revealed that it was lavender oil and other non-toxic household liquids.

Dabu was charged on Friday in a Kansas City City Court of assault and other violations.

Knowles is a conservative contributor to the Daily Wire and has published a book titled "Reasons to Vote for Democrats" with blank pages.

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