Tragic Irony Unfolds on Camera When Ben Shapiro Attempts to Attend Free Speech Event at DePaul Univ.

They say that where there’s a will, there’s a way. Except at DePaul University. There, if you are a conservative speaker named Ben Shapiro, there’s no way that you’re getting in.

Twitchy broke the news that prominent radio host and conservative firebrand, Ben Shapiro was banned from speaking at an event Tuesday hosted by the Young Americans for Freedom organization on DePaul’s campus.

Robert Janis, DePaul University’s Vice President of Facility Services, wrote in August he worried that:

“Given the experiences and security concerns that some other schools have had with Ben Shapiro speaking on their campuses, DePaul cannot agree to allow him to speak on our campus at this time.”

The speaking engagement was — ironically enough — on the issue of campus intolerance. The campus group planned an in-depth discussion about the epidemic of universities restricting free speech on campus in an effort to silence views contrary to the typical views of most college students.

Late Tuesday night, Ben Shapiro decided to show up anyway and tried to enter the school. After a couple of minutes of arguing with the security detail designated to prohibit Shapiro from entering the school and attending the event, Shapiro finally decided to leave and hold his own event.

Shapiro was scheduled to speak at the event with American Enterprise Institute fellow and author, Christina H. Sommers. During the event, Sommers later called out DePaul University for their behavior.

No word yet whether DePaul administrators plans to respond to the public outcry since the video leaked. It appears that even those who disagree with Shapiro aren’t pleased with how they handled this incident.

Later on Tuesday evening, Shapiro joined Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File,” to discuss the incident at DePaul further:

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