The scene was tense outside Cal State Fullerton's Titan Student Union Tuesday night. There, conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos spoke to a sold-out crowd of more than 800.
Hundreds of protesters gathered ahead of the event, shouting and waving signs. Eight people were detained, three arrested — and that's just what happened outside the venue.
Inside, Daily Titan editor Jason Rochlin says Yiannopoulos addressed a responsive audience, who interrupted the speech several times to chant.
"There was at least one point I remember specifically," Rochlin says.
Yiannopoulos was talking about Halloween and the idea that, during Halloween, the walls between the world of the living and the world of the dead are very porous. He made a joke about how that's very similar to the border wall between the US and Mexico.
For a solid couple of minutes, he lost control as the crowd started to chant 'build the wall.'