Academic and activist Cornel West was arrested Monday as part of a civil disobedience campaign that capped off a weekend of #FergusonOctober protests.

While many supporters were shocked at what they saw as yet another overreach by police, West himself said he had come to Ferguson to be arrested.

And while West said he wasn’t in town to give a speech, he did speak long enough to utter something ridiculous.

Not everyone appreciated West’s presence in Ferguson in the first place.