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Howard University Students Protested During Former FBI Director James Comey's Speech

Students chanted "James Comey, you're not our homie" as the former FBI director delivered the keynote speech at the historically black university.

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Protesters interrupted and heckled former FBI Director James Comey as he delivered a convocation speech Friday at Howard University.

WATCH: Protesters sing "We Shall Not Be Moved" as former FBI Director James Comey takes stage at Howard University https://t.co/k8TBMzujwd

A group of demonstrators at the back of the auditorium stood up and chanted "no justice, no peace" and "black lives matter" as Comey delivered the keynote address to the historically black university.

Protesters chant “Black lives they matter here!” while former FBI Director James Comey speaks at Howard University

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Responding to the protesters, Comey said, "A conversation is where you speak and I listen, and then I speak and you listen, and we go back and forth and back and forth."

James Comey responds to the crowd protests #HUConvocation17

"And at the end of the conversation, we're both smarter," Comey said as protesters continued to chant. "I am here at Howard to try to get smarter, to try to be useful, to try to have healthy conversations."

Some students asked the protesters to let Comey speak.

Several student counter protesters yelling "Let him speak" in defense of Comey #HUConvocation17 #FOJ17

Others chanted, "Get out James Comey, you ain't my homie."

Students are chanting "Get out James Comey, you aint my Homey" #HUCONVACATION17 #FOJ17

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Students shared videos of the protests that continued during the university's convocation ceremony.

THIS IS NOT THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY WAY!!! #HUconvocation17 #FOJ17

James Comey, The Convocation Address #FOJ17 #HUConvocation17 https://t.co/PGEm1VmCW2

A large group of protesters also gathered outside the auditorium where Comey was delivering his speech.

More protesters outside Cramton Auditorium. #HUConvocation17. #HU #Comey

You can watch the rest of the proceedings live here.

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Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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