Conservative writer Ann Coulter's performance at the University of California at Berkeley on Wednesday night attracted a crowd of demonstrators in the latest episode of "Abolition of Culture" at university campuses in the country.
"Multiple" protesters with masks.
Cover faces are a violation of protest policy in the area, said FOX 2 in the Bay Area. The station said up to seven people were arrested.
A video published online showed that Coulter was quickly escorted by past demonstrators to the building of the "Adios, America" event. He was hosted by Berkeley's Republican College.
ART LAFFER fires from CAMPUS PROTESTERS lecture: "CLEARLY DO NOT LEAVE FREE" Coulter started talking about 15 minutes later because participants had trouble getting through the "human chain" of demonstrators who tried to block ticket holders to get inside the building.
"They can protest all they want and shout their slogans – freedom of expression – I'm fine with that, but I'm not fine with someone blocking my way," said Derrick Main, a member of the Central Committee of the Republican District Marin. He told FOX 2 that he paid $ 45 for the ticket.
"They can protest all they want and shout their slogans … but I'm not fine when someone blocks our way."
Conservative writer Andy Ngo posted a video that appears to show the woman who stole her ticket.
Some demonstrators said they were here to support left-wing causes.
our support for DACA and also to protest against white domination, ”said demonstrator Hamid Hakimi Berkeleyside to the student.
JEFF SESSIONS SEPARATED FROM NORTHWESTERN U. ACCORDING TO CANCEL CULTURE PROTEST ] ] Some demonstrators say they want to see the end of the event, but others have agreed that Coulter has the right to speak.
"I think it's important that we hear people like her to know it's real," said a student named Aurora. FOX 2.
"The protests we make protest show that her particular speech is not welcome here," student Gianluca Pedrani told the station.
“Protesting shows that her particular speech is not welcome here. “
Two demonstrators were involved in the event, but one was removed because the other agreed to be quiet, reported FOX 2.
The Berkeley campus is often the center of free speech debate. In September 2017, the planned four-day event called the week without speech was canceled for security reasons. Demonstrators tried to silence a prominent speaker, the provocator Milo Yiannopoulos.
Earlier that year, Coulter canceled an on-site event, also for security reasons. She called the situation "a dark day of free speech in America."
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"¡Adios, America!: The Left Plan to Change Your Country to Third World Hellhole," by Coulter in 2015.