Protesters interrupted former FBI Director James Comey as he gave a convocation speech at Howard University on Friday, chanting “we shall not be moved,” “no justice, no peace” and “black lives matter.”
“Welcome to Howard. I’m honored to be here and I’m looking forward to adult conversations about what is right and what is true,” the former FBI director said at the conclusion of his remarks.
President Trump fired Comey in May over frustrations with his handling of the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Comey, who led the FBI from 2013 to 2017, was hired by Howard University to be a guest lecturer on five separate topics yet to be announced. According to the school, Comey is donating his $100,000 compensation to a scholarship fund.
Protesters also gathered outside Cramton Auditorium, where Comey was speaking.