Students protesting Shapiro chant ‘John McCain’s dead’

A group of protesters outside Ben Shapiro’s speaking event at Ohio State University chanted “John McCainJohn Sidney McCainFormer astronaut running for Senate in Arizona returns money from paid speech in UAE Fox's Roberts: Trump 'glared at me like I've never seen him glare at me before' Lou Dobbs: Political criticism of McCain 'not an exhumation of his body' MORE’s dead” and “Reagan’s dead” in an apparent taunt aimed at the conservative commentator.

The protests were shown in a video shared by Federalist editor Emily Jashinsky.

Shapiro has drawn protests and sparked controversy at several events where he has spoken.


His event Tuesday at Ohio State was part of his ongoing campus tour, which is sponsored by conservative student group Young America’s Foundation.

Outside the auditorium where the event was held, protesters also chanted “f--- Ben Shapiro,” according to video from Lantern editor Edward Sutelan.

In response to hearing her late father’s name being used as a protest chant, Meghan McCain tweeted, “Hope all my followers join me in rooting for Michigan…#OSUsnowflakes.”

Ohio State has an athletic rivalry with the University of Michigan.

Similar protests at Shapiro’s speaking events turned violent last year at University of California, Berkley, resulting in significant damage to campus and multiple arrests.

Shapiro previously wrote for Breitbart News and is now the editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire.