Protesters opposing a speech by a controversial British nationalist at Columbia University Tuesday chanted "NYPD, KKK, how many kids have you killed today," according to Facebook footage of the event.

The crowd had gathered to denounce and disrupt a Skype appearance by Tommy Robinson, a polarizing critic of Islam and immigration in Europe.

Students gathered inside Lerner Hall near the theater room that was slated to present Robinson's talk.

Denouncing Robinson – who once did time for mortgage fraud – as a white supremacist and Islamophobe, many held signs equating his platform to "violence."

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