BERKELEY PROTEST: 6 ARRESTED, ANN COULTER CANCELLED TALK AFTER LAST CONSERVATIVE SPONSOR QUIT

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Coulter appeared on Fox News Channel on Wednesday and denounced the university for canceling her talk

 

( Fox News ) Hundreds of people gathered Thursday near the University of California, Berkeley campus to protest a canceled appearance by conservative speaker Ann Coulter, with at least 6 arrests reported so far.

University police erected barricades and refused to let any protesters enter the campus. At least 6 people were arrested — one for obstructing an officer and wearing a mask to evade police, and another for possessing a knife, Berkeley police Officer Byron White told the Associated Press.

Police in riot gear had prepared for possible violence between supporters and opponents of Coulter, but there were no major confrontations as the raucous rally wrapped up in the late afternoon.

Coulter told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday that Berkeley claimed the threat of violence is what led to the cancellation, but she’s not buying it.

 

Read more: Berkeley protests: Hundreds rally after Coulter talk canceled, at least 6 arrested | Fox News

 

Ann Coulter explains why she finally had to cancel her Berkeley speech. Coulter tells Tucker Carlsonthe writing was finally on the wall when Young America’s Foundation, a conservative youth organization, pulled its support.’


 

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( Fox News ) Conservative commentator Ann Coulter joined Tucker Carlson tonight to react to her canceled speech at the University of California-Berkeley.

Coulter confirmed that she was forced to cancel the scheduled Thursday speech on illegal immigration amid threats of violent protests.

She told Tucker that the university kept changing the conditions and details of the event, even attempting to postpone it until next month.

“They were hoping I would cancel,” she said.

She said the writing was finally on the wall when Young America’s Foundation, a conservative youth organization, pulled its support.

“My allies turned tail and ran at the last minute, when I think we were about to achieve total victory,” Coulter said. “I didn’t have any sponsors, I didn’t have Berkeley. … Berkeley canceled, my sponsors acquiesced.”

 

 

 

Supporters of Ann Coulter hold signs and flags one day after the Berkeley campus canceled her appearance there for fear of violent protests

 

 

Police say they are preparing to monitor events through the evening in case protests deteriorate into violence

 

 

Berkeley police arrest six as campus tensions simmer

2 thoughts on “BERKELEY PROTEST: 6 ARRESTED, ANN COULTER CANCELLED TALK AFTER LAST CONSERVATIVE SPONSOR QUIT

    Brittius said:
    April 28, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    alvarezgalloso said:
    April 28, 2017 at 10:16 am

    So much for free speech

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