Some students at the City University of New York are unhappy with one of their newest professors: David Petraeus, who commanded the Iraq and Afghanistan war surges.
On Monday, a video was posted on YouTube of CUNY students harassing the former four-star general on the streets of Manhattan.
“That’s Petraeus! He’s a war criminal,” one student repeatedly shouted.
He walked ahead silently, ignoring the students.
Petraeus resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2012 after revelations of an extra-marital affair.
Petraeus has faced criticism for accepting the part-time gig with a salary of more than $200,000. The school, however, changed that figure to $1 over the summer.
In addition to CUNY, Petraeus serves as chairman of the KKR Global Institute at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company, a global investment firm based in New York.
He has also been hired to teach at the University of Southern California.