Forum turns into protest: Sen. Ben Sasse’s visit to UF spurs student unrest

About 300 protesters took over a campus auditorium where U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse was being introduced to students and faculty Monday as the presumptive University of Florida president.

Floors shook inside Emerson Hall as protesters entered the building at 2:53 p.m., stomping and banging on walls, chanting “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Ben Sasse has got to go.”

UF had originally planned to host Sasse (R-Nebraska) in three open forums for the faculty senate, students and employees starting at 1 p.m. until the disruptions began.

Many students attending the protest said they were angry that UF would hire a candidate with

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