Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a November 2018 news conference in Washington, D.C. Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was escorted from Northwestern University in Illinois Tuesday night under heavy security after student demonstrators tried to stop him from giving a speech, reports Fox News, which labeled it a "cancel culture" protest.

Details: Per Fox News, Sessions managed to deliver his speech, titled "The Real Meaning of the Trump Agenda," sponsored by Northwestern’s College Republicans.

  • Extending an invitation to someone who served in President Trump's administration was debated at the college for weeks, before 90 percent of those questioned in a poll said he "should be allowed to speak on campus," the news outlet reports.

What he's saying: Sessions said during the event that the protests were "not right" and the "great university ... should not be putting up [with] this kind of trash," according to the Politicat on Northwestern News Network.

The big picture: Sessions resigned in November last year at the request of Trump, who blamed him for then-special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Go deeper: Jeff Sessions ponders a run for his old Senate seat in Alabama

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