“Campus police said on Twitter that ‘multiple’ mask-wearing protesters were arrested.”
In the spring of 2017, Young America’s Foundation invited Ann Coulter to speak at UC-Berkeley, but the event never happened over safety concerns.
This week, she returned at the invitation of the College Republicans.
Left-wing students protested and even blocked entrance to the venue to prevent people from attending. Coulter ultimately gave her speech, despite the chaos.
Brie Stimson reports at FOX News:
Ann Coulter event at UC Berkeley draws masked protesters; multiple arrests reported
An appearance by conservative writer Ann Coulter at the University of California at Berkeley drew a crowd of protesters Wednesday night, in the latest episode of “cancel culture” on the nation’s college campuses.
Campus police said on Twitter that “multiple” mask-wearing protesters were arrested.
Covering faces is a violation of campus protest policy, the Bay Area’s FOX 2 reported. The station said as many as seven people were arrested.
Video posted online showed Coulter being quickly escorted past protesters into the building where the event, titled “Adios, America,” was held. It was hosted by the Berkeley campus’ College Republicans.
In this video, you can see Ann Coulter arriving at the building with a security escort as an unhinged mob chants “F**k Ann Coulter!”
Ann Coulter entering Wheeler Hall with escorts
Also: two helicopters above Berkeley pic.twitter.com/aYcBJjP7TP
— Марк (@not_mapk) November 21, 2019
In this video, you can see protesters have locked arms to block people who are trying to attend the event.
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) November 21, 2019
Mike Brest of the Washington Examiner has more:
‘Don’t let them in’: Berkeley students arrested while protesting Ann Coulter on campus
Coulter, 57, was invited to speak on campus by the Berkeley College Republicans for a talk called, “Adios, America!,” which was described as an event where she will be “speaking about the current United States immigration system and the dangers of mass immigration,” according to SFGate.
Hundreds of protesters circled the building the event was held in. Barricades were erected in front of the building, and police officers in riot gear were around the building all night. The words, “Berkeley stands united against hate,” and, “Why do the Berkeley College Republicans keep inviting Nazis on campus?” were projected onto the building.
Finally, here’s a video report from KPIX News:
Can you imagine devoting so much of your time and energy to preventing another person from speaking and others from hearing her? Do these students have any idea how this looks to the rest of the country?
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