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Protests Force UC Berkeley to Cancel Speech by White Nationalist Milo Yiannopoulos

HeadlineFeb 02, 2017

In Berkeley, California, white nationalist Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos’s planned speech at the University of California, Berkeley, was canceled amid massive protests. More than 1,000 people came out to demonstrate against Yiannopoulos, who has a long history of making racist, sexist and xenophobic statements. It’s the second time in recent weeks University of California officials have been forced to cancel one of his speeches due to student protests. This morning, President Trump tweeted, “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view–NO FEDERAL FUNDS?” The group Refuse Fascism says, however, “People who protest Milo are not opposing free speech, they are opposing a fascist America, which is the actual, real, and gravely serious threat to basic rights of speech, assembly, and intellectual life.”

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