A Manhattan college professor flipped out on a group of students who set up an information table opposing abortion inside the school building — cursing and tossing their pamphlets, video of the interaction shows.
Shellyne Rodriguez, an adjunct professor, told the pro-life students they were “triggering” her students by tabling inside Hunter College in Manhattan earlier this month.
The footage was posted to Twitter by Students for Life of America.
“You’re not educating s–t. This is f–king propaganda,” the art professor told the students tabling on May 2. “What are you going to do like anti-trans next?”
A male student behind the table calmly told her “I mean no, we’re talking about abortion” and said he was sorry about “triggering” her students.
Rodriguez claimed their demonstration was “violent” and yelled at the male student behind the table that he wasn’t sorry “because you can’t even have a f–king baby,” the video shows.
She then pushed the anti-abortion materials off the table towards the students while exclaiming “f–k this s–t” and walks off, according to the footage.
Hunter College, a public college part of the city’s CUNY program, confirmed that Rodriguez works at the school and said it is aware of the altercation in a statement to Fox News.
A spokesperson for the college told the outlet Hunter was “taking this matter very seriously.”
“The provost has opened an investigation into the professor’s actions,” the rep said.
It’s unclear what preceded the interaction before the video begins.
The PSC Graduate Center, a labor union chapter representing CUNY professors and graduate assistants, said it stands by Rodriguez “against right wing anti-abortion backlash” and added that her actions were justified.
The center said the pro-life students “set up a table and prominent banners to propagate dangerously false propaganda.”
“Her actions to shut down the tabling were fully justified, and are part of a long and celebrated CUNY legacy of confronting groups such as military recruiters who disseminate misleading information,” the group said in a letter of support.
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