I think the protesters were idiots for their childish behavior. Once they were asked to be silent and allow the forum to continue they should have done so or gone outside to continue their protest. That was what typically occurred in the Town Halls in Arizona over the summer. Silencing debate solves nothing.
Perhaps more telling is this shows the lack of maturity and respect some of these students have towards anyone who has a difference of opinion but then it seems some believe free speech only applies to them and everyone else must be silent. I don’t agree with somethings Arpaio has done but at least he enforces the law and acts far more maturely than these students did. Like him or not there’s a reason why Arpaio keeps getting re-elected sheriff: results.