Protesters crowd into the University of Washington's Red Square on Friday, January 20, 2017 during a speech by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
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Protesters crowd into the University of Washington's Red Square on Friday, January 20, 2017 during a speech by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
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Lessons to be learned from shooting at UW's Milo Yiannopoulos rally

The shooting outside a speech by controversial writer Milo Yiannopoulos left one man critically injured and a lot of questions unanswered. On Tuesday a forum at the University of Washington, Seattle, will explore the issues surrounding that night.

After self-described anti-fascist activist Josh Dukes was shot, the inauguration day rally quickly turned into a chaotic soup of rumors and misinformation.

The alleged shooter and her husband have been charged. Prosecutors are portraying them as looking for a fight.

But the incident has ignited a debate over free speech on campus. The panel of experts and speakers will discuss the fallout and what could be changed for future events.

The American Civil Liberties Union will be there, so will the UW College Republicans. UW faculty members will moderate. Representatives of UW administration and the UW police department were invited but declined to attend, as did the attorney for the couple charged in the shooting.

The forum will be held at Kane Hall on UW Seattle campus, room 110 from 4-6 p.m.