Violent Protests Force Cancellation of Breitbart Columnist's Speech at UC Berkeley

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A lighting structure outside of the Martin Luther King Junior Student Union is knocked over and lit on fire during protests against a Milo Yiannopoulos event at UC Berkeley on February 1, 2017. (Photo: Brittany Hosea-Small/UC Berkeley)

UC Berkeley officials cancelled a speech Wednesday by controversial Breitbart personality Milo Yiannopoulos after violent protests broke out on campus. The right-wing provocateur had been invited to speak by the Berkeley College Republicans.


Ana Tintocalis, education reporter, KQED

Jose Diaz, president, Berkeley College Republicans who organized the event

Mukund Rathi, UC Berkeley student & member of Berkeley Against Trump Coalition