EMU Reschedules “American Sniper” Screening After Protests

(WLNS) – A screening of the Iraq War movie “American Sniper” at Eastern Michigan University has been rescheduled despite protesters disrupting the first showing.

According to our media partners at MLive, forty students got on stage during the second showing of the movie on campus. Four students were detained by police but not arrested.

School spokesman Geoff Larcom sent out an email to the campus community that the screening has been rescheduled for Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Larcom added that a moderated discussion will follow the screening.

Protesters claim that the Academy Award-winning film about the life of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is anti-Muslim. A screening of the film at the University of Michigan was also met with protests. The screening was cancelled, then rescheduled at the university.

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