Viral VIDEO: Missouri Professor Calls for 'Muscle' to Eject Reporter from Protest
As protests at the University of Missouri continue, a video is quickly spreading of a professor trying to prevent a reporter from taking pictures on the public school's campus.
Tim Tai, a student photographer on a freelance assignment for ESPN, was trying to take pictures of protesters on a public area of the campus.
Another photographer who uploaded video of the incident to YouTube wrote, "Students form a perimeter around the #ConcernedStudent1950 tent village and ask media to leave. This is what civic-level censorship looks like at a university with the largest and oldest public college for journalism."
A woman who began yelling at Tai to leave was later identified as Melissa Click, a professor in the university's communications department.
“Who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? I need some muscle over here," she screamed to some of the other protesters at the conclusion of the video.
Tai was also accused of violating the protesters' privacy rights at one point.
On Monday, the university's president resigned following accusations that the school has not done enough following a string of racial incidents on campus.
It came after a group of football players vowed not to play until president Tim Wolfe resigned, expressing solidarity with a student who went on a hunger strike in protest.
Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted to the video on Fox Business Network, likening the professor's reaction to the "playbook" of Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin.
The judge and Stuart Varney agreed that "this is what happens when the leftists of the 1960s take over America's universities and create this socialism essentially and a denial of free speech and rights."
Napolitano said the photojournalist had the "absolute unfettered right" to take pictures out in the open on a public university's campus.