'War Criminal': Watch Crowd Boo Hillary Clinton as She Accepts Queen's University Chancellorship
05:04 GMT 25.09.2021 (Updated: 13:24 GMT 06.08.2022)
© AP Photo / Mary AltafferIn this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers Hunter College's commencement address in New York.
© AP Photo / Mary Altaffer
Hillary Clinton was appointed Queen's University's first female chancellor in January 2020, but she failed to visit the inauguration ceremony at the time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been booed outside Queen's University in Belfast. The moment came as she attended a ceremony to inaugurate her as the educational establishment's first female chancellor.
In a short video that emerged on Twitter on Friday, Clinton is seen dressed in academic robes, with a child holding the garment to keep it from dragging on the ground.
The 41-second clip shows the ex-secretary of state going toward the university as someone in the crowd starts to yell "war criminal" several times, while another individual is heard shouting, apparently telling Clinton "to go f**k yourself".
One more person is also heard yelling "shame on Queen's", with the former Democratic presidential candidate looking unfazed by the apparent booing.
The incident came amid UK media reports that a group of people held a rally near Queen's University on Friday morning as Hillary Clinton arrived, protesting against US foreign policy.
The former secretary of state and ex-first lady, who became the university's 11th chancellor, was unable to visit the inauguration ceremony last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.