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Protests and pepper spray: Yiannopoulos comes to Cal State Fullerton




Conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos is escorted onto the University of California, Berkeley campus where he is expected to speak to dozens of supporters on September 24, 2017.
Although a student group cancelled plans for Free Speech Week, Yiannopoulos was able to speak on campus surrounded by a heavy police presence.   / AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson        (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos is escorted onto the University of California, Berkeley campus where he is expected to speak to dozens of supporters on September 24, 2017. Although a student group cancelled plans for Free Speech Week, Yiannopoulos was able to speak on campus surrounded by a heavy police presence. / AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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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.'

Press the blue play button to hear more about what happened after the speech.