Berkeley: Mob-violence threat shuts down another conservative speaker

Berkeley: Mob-violence threat shuts down another conservative speaker
Antifa's handiwork, UC-Berkeley, 1 Feb 2017. (Image: Screen grab of ABC 7 SF video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Emphasis original.]

A planned speech by conservative writer and lecturer David Horowitz at the University of California at Berkeley has been cancelled after the university imposed an escalating series of restrictions and costs upon event organizers. After left-wing fascists violently shut down a scheduled appearance by provocateur Milo Yiannopolous earlier this year, university officials informed the campus’ College Republicans chapter that bringing another controversial right-leaning figure to speak would now come with new, massive fees and additional obstacles. …

…Cal. Berkeley Campus Republicans spokesperson Troy Worden said, “There is such a thing as the heckler’s veto. Basically, if they’re loud enough and violent enough, then they succeed in shutting down your event.”Campus Republicans canceled an upcoming appearance by David Horowitz after university police told them that to insure they could provide adequate security…the event would have to be held in the middle of the day…and outside the center of campus. UC Berkeley spokesperson Dan Mogulof said, “We’re sorry they had to cancel it. It has nothing to do whatsoever with the speaker’s perspective and everything to do with what law enforcement professionals believed needed to be done to provide a safe and secure event.”

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