Students at the City University of New York have said they will continue protesting against David Petraeus and pledged to "make his time in New York a living hell" after a video emerged showing the former general being hounded as he left the university on Monday.
The footage, which went viral after being posted to YouTube, showed Petraeus being verbally abused as he left his first lecture as visiting professor at Macaulay Honors College. One protester could be heard referring to the former four-star general as a "piece of shit" as he walked down the street in Manhattan.
Erick Moreno, a 28-year-old linguistics major at CUNY's Queen's College, said students would protest every one of Petraeus's weekly lectures.
"This will be a recurring thing," Moreno said. "Whatever it will take to push him off our campus we will do. We know he teaches every Monday."
Moreno said the protest against Petraeus was organised by the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY, which consists of a number of different organisations, including Students Without Borders and the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee, of which he is a member, and was backed by some faculty members.