Citadel releases Bannon protester incident report

Officer writes that she was using alcohol

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Abedon being dragged out of the Citadel's Holliday Alumni Center by authorities on Nov. 10. - SAM SPENCE
  • Sam Spence
  • Abedon being dragged out of the Citadel's Holliday Alumni Center by authorities on Nov. 10.
The Citadel Department of Public Safety has released the incident report detailing the citation of a woman who interrupted Steve Bannon's speech at the college on Nov. 10.

Writer Emily Abedon shouted at Bannon from her seat in the audience at about 8:45 p.m. Shortly after, officers escorted her out of the Alumni Holliday Center where the Citadel Republican Society was holding its annual Patriot Dinner.

The 300 guests watched and jeered as she was removed, only to laugh when Bannon cracked an "ex-wife" joke.

The report lists Abedon as having been using alcohol at the time of her citation, with an officer writing that he detected a "very strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from the Subject's breath and person."

Officers eventually "picked (her) off the floor" when she objected.

Abedon was charged with disorderly conduct. Her magistrate court hearing is set for Nov. 30.
See related PDF CitadelReport.pdf


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