Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was to speak at an event at UC Berkeley on Wednesday night, but violent riots caused the speaking engagement to be canceled. Violent protesters clashed with police, destroyed barriers, and attempted to storm the building where the 500-seat, sold-out event was scheduled.
UC Berkeley, which is coincidentally the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, canceled the speech by the polarizing Breitbart News editor that was sponsored by the campus Republican club.
Rioters shot off fireworks and flares.
They set a large bonfire outside the building.
Some of the alt-left rioters bash windows and tear down barriers.
Antifa thugs used flag poles to attack others.
One person was hit and on the ground.
This man had blood covering his face.
There were chants of “Fuck those fascists!”
UC Berkeley was the last stop of the 32-year-old firebrand’s tour that took aim at the epidemic of political correctness on college campuses
The political violence was successful in suppressing Milo’s First Amendment right to freedom of speech for his speech at UC Berkeley to 500 attendees, but as of 10 p.m. Yiannopoulos was national headlines and gave a live interview to Tucker Carlson on Fox News, who garners nearly 4 million viewers nightly.