Duke University graduates walk out of ceremony ahead of Jerry Seinfeld’s commencement speech

Graduates staged a walkout at the Duke University commencement ceremony in Durham, North Carolina, on May 12, just before comedian Jerry Seinfeld was due to speak.

Video filmed by Cary Cheshire shows graduates walking out and a mix of booing and cheers at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium as Seinfeld was introduced at the event.

Seinfeld, whose children attended Duke, gave a speech and was given an honorary degree, according to local reports.

Several of the graduates who walked out were seen holding Palestinian flags.

Credit: Cary Cheshire via Storyful

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