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‘Rot in hell!’: Henry Kissinger heckled at New York University speech

Thursday - 18/10/2018 15:21
New York University students heckled and disrupted an appearance by Henry Kissinger on Tuesday, accusing the former US Secretary of State of complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity.
A demonstrator dangles handcuffs in front of Henry Kissinger at an earlier protest in Washington DC © Reuters / Gary Cameron
A demonstrator dangles handcuffs in front of Henry Kissinger at an earlier protest in Washington DC © Reuters / Gary Cameron

Kissinger, now 95, was wheeled into NYU’s Stern School of Business on Tuesday evening, where he appeared as part of the school’s speaker series ‘In Conversation with Mervyn King.’

Meanwhile, protesters – some of them members of the International Socialist Organization – gathered outside to denounce Kissinger’s checkered history of bloody foreign policy positions, including his support for Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s, under whom some 80,000 political opponents were jailed and at least 3,000 executed.

Inside, Kissinger was repeatedly interrupted by left-wing protesters, with the first shouting “Henry Kissinger, on behalf of the International Criminal Court, you are a war criminal, you have committed genocide against the people of the world!”before being escorted out by security.

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