Conservative columnist, author, and provocateur Milo Yiannopolous is set to speak at University of California, Berkeley in February, and many on campus aren’t happy.
Because of some his more extreme positions, Yiannopolous’ speeches have historically garnered protests and backlash like those at University of Miami, Clemson University, and New York University, to name just a few.
The response to Yiannopoulos at Berkeley has been similarly caustic.
One UC Berkeley group, named Berkeley Antifa, created a Facebook event dedicated to disrupting and cancelling Milo’s event. The initiative, titled “No Fascists on Campus: Shut Down Milo at UC Berkeley,” urges students to contact school administrators and encourage them to cancel Yiannopoulos’ appearance.
“Given the recent increase in fascist activity both on and around the UC Berkeley campus, we feel that the university’s willingness to provide a platform to Milo Yiannopoulos and his views is unacceptable, and we intend to shut this event down,” the group explains in the event description. “We are inviting all allies and the Berkeley community to join us in making UC Berkeley a fascist-free zone.”
Due to the protests and unrest that follow Yiannopoulos from school to school, The Daily Californian reports that the UC Berkeley College Republicans were required to raise around $10,000 for security for the event.
Posted in Berkeley Antifa’s event page is a Google Document that guides students on how to take action against the Yiannopoulos eve…
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