Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Latest news
Main » Ann Coulter invited to speak at UC Berkeley

Ann Coulter invited to speak at UC Berkeley

22 April 2017

A leader of the college Republican group that invited Coulter also said his group planned to reject the new terms and alleged that the university is placing strict conditions on the event, according to WaPo.

Campus police said they have received information about threats to Coulter, speech attendees and protesters if the event were to go forward on the April 27 date originally planned for her appearance.

The scheduled appearance of alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos was cancelled by a riot on campus back in February.

Violent protests by liberal students are impacting free speech on college campuses across the country.

In February, the university was forced to cancel Milo Yiannopoulous' speech after about 150 masked protesters threw Molotov cocktails at police, sparking fires, along with fireworks and rocks, reported CNN. Representatives for the school indicated that they had been unable to find a safe location for Coulter's appearance.

The university said in the letter that students and officials could collaborate to rearrange the event for a later date.

More news: 'Charging Bull' Sculpture Artist Not Happy With NYC Over 'Fearless Girl'

The controversial conservative agreed to it all, but still to no avail.

The conservative author is now slated to speak on May 2, after her original April 27 speech was pulled.

Wednesday night, Coulter also said she would still give the speech.

After attempting to call off the event and postpone it until September - which Coulter refused to do - Dirks offered her a new date of May 2 at what he called "an appropriate, protectable venue". More likely, the university would have asked local law enforcement for full protection and stood up for the principles of free speech.

The Washington Post reports that Coulter had made some demands of her own, including one that any students engaging in violence be expelled from the school. However, a leader of the college Republican group that originally invited Coulter said the university was placing strict conditions on the event, and he said his group meant to reject the new terms.

Both he and Dean were responding to developments in an ongoing struggle between right-wing firebrand Ann Coulter and UC-Berkeley.

More news: Avengers - Infinity War spoilers: Vision and Scarlet Witch clicked during intimate moment

It remains unclear where Coulter will speak. The pro- Trump and Anti- trump protesters clashed off in campus.

At Berkeley, university officials said the recent violence has caused them to rethink where and when to hold such events.

University spokesman Dan Mogulof said that posters went up on campus last week threatening disruption of the event and officials discovered "targeted threats" on various websites indicating the possibility of planned violence.

On Saturday, at the latest of these violent encounters, the police arrested more than 20 people.

However, Young America's Foundation, the group that is organizing and sponsoring the lecture, is planning on proceeding with event anyway, and streaming it live on their website.

More news: Ryan's OT goal lifts Senators to 4-3 win