As Vice President Mike Pence was starting to give his commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame a large group of students began to walk out on him.
“It’s deeply humbling for me to participate in the 172nd commencement in Notre Dame’s 175th year,” Pence said to applause and boos, according to WNDU.
The walkout was planned by students who opposed to the Trump administration’s policies.
Before Pence made his address, valedictorian C.J. Pine gave a politically charged address where he spoke for everything the Trump administration is against: equal rights and religious freedom for Muslims and all faiths.
“Our generation must stand against the scapegoating of Muslims,” he said.
Pine also appeared to take aim at Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“If we are going to build walls between American students and international students, then I am skewered on the fence,” Pine said.
Father John Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, also spoke at the ceremony, calling for peace and dialogue.
“Too often the love that fires our passion is twisted into a hatred in which we disagree,” Jenkins said.