Thursday, February 2, 2017

"Los Angeles Times" : Trump asks: 'No federal funds?' for UC Berkeley after protests halt Milo Yiannopoulos speech

President Trump suggested in an early morning tweet that that federal funds could be taken from UC Berkeley after violent protests caused school officials to halt a planned speech by conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos. Update8:25 a.m.: This post was updated with information about the university's federal funding. "This is not a proud night for this campus, the home of the free-speech movement," said Dan Mogulof, a Berkeley spokesman. It's unclear whether Trump was actually threatening to cut funding or making some kind of rhetorical point. University officials called off the event about two hours before Yiannopoulos was to speak at the student union, where more than 1,500 people had gathered outside.


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Intense protests rage at Berkeley over Milo Yiannopoulos speech


Intense protests rage at Berkeley over Milo Yiannopoulos speech
- The University of California at Berkeley canceled a talk by inflammatory Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos and put the campus on lockdown after intense protests broke out on Feb. 1.

UC Berkeley erupts in protests over Milo Yiannopoulos speech


UC Berkeley erupts in protests over Milo Yiannopoulos speech
UC Berkeley erupts in protests over Milo Yiannopoulos speechAP Photo/Ben MargotProtests erupted on the University of California at Berkeley campus Wednesday night over a scheduled appearance by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. UC Berkeley, notably, is considered the home of the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s. The event was canceled after demonstrators threw smoke bombs and flares at the building, the Associated Press and local media reported. Yiannopoulos posted to his Facebook page shortly after:"I have been evacuated from the UC Berkeley campus after violent left-wing protestors tore down barricades, lit fires, threw rocks and Roman candles at the windows and breached the ground floor of the building," the post said. UC Berkeley issued this statement on the protests:"Amid violence, destruction of property and out of concern for public safety, the University of California Police Department determined that it was necessary to remove Milo Yiannopoulos from the campus and to cancel tonight's scheduled 8 p.m. performance.


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