Authorities in Berkeley made at least 14 arrests Sunday in connection with an appearance at Cal by Milo Yiannopoulos.
Residents don’t want civil unrest, reminiscent of an anarchist failed state. Police must maintain calm, even if it means using tear gas to achieve that.
After a student group withdrew support for “Free Speech Week,” Milo Yiannopoulos showed up anyway Sunday.
After student group the Berkeley Patriot withdrew its support for “Free Speech Week,” Yiannopoulos came to campus Sunday anyway, but only spoke to a crowd of 100.
UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof and UC Berkeley Police Chief Margo Bennett gave a brief statement to the media on Sunday afternoon.
Berkeleyside reporters and photographers were on scene at Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way prior for a protest and appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos and supporters.
In an interview with Berkeleyside, the provocateur seemed calm and ready to march through campus to confront his opponents.
The former intelligence analyst who went to jail for leaking classified documents, told the crowd that people, not institutions, hold the real power.
Hundreds of people marched in Berkeley and Oakland on Saturday to express their opposition to white supremacy and fascism.
Milo Yiannopoulos said Saturday morning he would share news “in an emergency Facebook Live press conference shortly.”
The student group that had hoped to bring four days of speakers to the Cal campus has withdrawn its support for the event.
A representative for the student group denied cancellation rumors, but uncertainty still surrounds the events.