Sen. Schaefer followed by protestors after meet and greet venue change

A meet and greet with Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, was cancelled at the last minute on Friday, then suddenly changed to a different venue.

The event, a private meeting between Schaefer and the Mizzou College Republicans, was originally meant to be held at the Heidelberg in downtown Columbia. Fearing the ire of protestors, Schaefer’s campaign changed the location to an upstairs meeting room at the MU Student Center.

The protestors weren’t fooled, however. As Schaefer calmly spoke to the Mizzou College Republicans inside the closed room, dozens gathered outside in protest. Chants of “shame on Schaefer” could be heard through the doors.

Schaefer is currently running for state attorney general.

Read the Missourian’s coverage of the event here.

[Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to include events following the meeting’s change of venue.]

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Author: Zachary Reger

A graduate of the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism, philosophy and film studies, Zach's primary interests lie in political reporting, media production and social philosophy.

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