Ex-CIA director David Petraeus — now an adjunct professor at the City University of New York — had a rough first day of class: a student mob stalked him, hurling insults like “scumbag” and “murderer.”
A video of the incident shows students verbally harassing Petraeus for one and a half minutes as he walked to class. They repeated “Petraeus out of CUNY” over and over again. They also accused him of ignoring sexual assault in the military and having blood on his hands.
“He is just nothing but a war criminal,” said one protester. “Disgusting. He should be ashamed of himself, goddamn it.”
“You have blood all over you,” said another. “I can smell it.”
The students assured Petraeus that they would heckle every day while he was on campus.
The video was first reported by Business Insider.
A few months ago, CUNY hired Petraeus to teach an international politics course and conduct research. CUNY’s salary offering of $150,000 was criticized by some media outlets as lavish. The university was also accused of lying about whether its initial offering to Petraeus was even higher. The former CIA director eventually agreed to be compensated just $1 for teaching. (RELATED: CUNY reduces Petraeus salary from $150,000 to $1)