Lucian Wintrich, a White House reporter for the far-right site Gateway Pundit, was arrested during a speech at the University of Connecticut on Tuesday evening after a physical altercation with a female attendee. Multiple videos of the event show Wintrich grabbing the woman from behind after she took his written notes from the podium during a pause in the event, which drew large protests. Wintrich’s speech, titled “It’s OK to Be White,” was reportedly interrupted several times by protesters. Police on the scene said Wintrich had been detained, and Gateway Pundit later reported that he was arrested. The altercation precipitated larger unrest as windows outside the event were smashed. It was not immediately clear whether Wintrich had been charged with a crime, or whether the woman he grabbed had been hurt.
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