The last rally for “Free Speech Week,” was uneventful. The 11 rallies in Berkeley since February, however, have catapulted some protesters to national prominence.
A right-wing rally and march and counterprotest at UC Berkeley on Tuesday afternoon ended with three arrests.
The two-hour rally, march and sit-in was put on by a diverse coalition of 30 groups. A security detail blocked right-wing news operations from entering the rally area.
Berkeleyside contributing photographers documented the response to Milo Yiannopoulos’s visit to Berkeley on Sunday.
Authorities in Berkeley made at least 14 arrests Sunday in connection with an appearance at Cal by Milo Yiannopoulos.
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.