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Playing Politically Correct

July 28, 2005

Protesters disrupted his play by shouting down the actors, blocking the aisles, rushing the stage and threatening the audience, and student playwright Chris Lee expected Washington State University officials to  ake action.

They did, but not quite in the way he expected. After an inquiry, the university's Center for Human Rights concluded that the student hecklers had engaged in an appropriate expression of free speech after being provoked by the play "Passion of the Musical... Download file "Page 1"

Schools: Washington State University Cases: Washington State University: Administrative Support for Heckler’s Veto of Student Play