VIDEO: Violent Protests Erupt At UC Berkeley, Shutdown Breitbart Editor’s Scheduled Speech
By Fox News // February 2, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos on the cancellation of his speech at UC-Berkeley after riots broke out, saying the progressive left fears anyone with different political views and he’s shocked at how oppressive higher education US campuses can be.
(FOX NEWS) –Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos said Wednesday that the riot that canceled his planned speech at the University of California-Berkeley was “heavily ironic and very, I think, self-defeating for the social justice left.”
Yiannopoulos’ planned talk was scrapped after violent protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire outside the student union where he was to appear.
“No one’s safety is at risk from different opinions,” Yiannopoulos told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in a phone interivew. “No one’s physical safety is endangered by political ideas from a speaker on campus, but universities have sort of allowed this stuff to happen, and even in some cases encouraged it.”
The Berkeley appearance was to be the 32-year-old’s last stop on a nationwide college tour that has sparked protests and occasional violence. Yiannopoulos told Carlson that he believes the protesters view him as a proxy for President Donald Trump, whom he vocally supports.
“I annoy the feminists and the Black Lives Matter guys probably almost as much as Trump does, certainly on college campuses,” Yiannopoulos said. “So, they go for the next best thing. They go for … the person they think they can scare. Well, they don’t scare me. I will continue to give college talks until the day I drop dead.”
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