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Conservative Candice Owens speaks during protests in Michigan

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EAST LANSING — Renowned conservative commentator Candice Owens attacked “trans-agenda,” “climate warnings,” and higher education during a speech Thursday night on the Michigan State University campus, killing hundreds. Audiences and student protesters gathered.

Owens spoke as part of a live free tour of Turning Point USA, a series of events focused on bringing conservative figures to college campuses.

The free event filled a large auditorium in the business college complex. Hundreds of spectators lined up in the hours before the event started, and some were kicked out when the hall was full.

Owens had supporters, including some students, but protests from MSU community members began paralleling the event. was quickly drowned out by those present. Protesters were cleared by police after about two minutes of chanting.