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Monday, April 24, 2017

Free Speech Movement Birthplace Has Become The Place Where Only Politically Correct Speech Is Allowed

Conservative students strike

back after UC Berkeley

 cancels Ann Coulter speech


Conservative students strike back after UC Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter speech
UC Berkeley College Republicans threaten to sue UC Berkeley for canceling an event featuring conservative Ann Coulter. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Officials at the University of California at Berkeley canceled conservative
commentator Ann Coulter’s April 27 event on Tuesday,
 citing security concerns and Coulter’s safety.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said police have
 “very specific intelligence regarding threats that could
 pose a grave danger to” Coulter, according to an 
Associated Press report.
Now, students at the notoriously left-leaning college are
fighting back. In a letter sent Friday, a lawyer representing
the UC Berkeley College Republicans, Harmeet Dhillon,
said the students she represents are planning to sue the
 university if it continues to refuse to let Coulter speak.
According to the letter, the College Republicans are arguing
UC Berkeley’s rejection of the Coulter event is a violation
of the young Republicans’ First Amendment rights.
“It is a sad day indeed when the birthplace of the Free Speech
Movement, is morphing before our eyes into the cemetery
of free speech on college campuses,” the letter said,
according to a report by the Washington Examiner.
Officials at the college told
Coulter they would be
 willing to reschedule the event
 to May 2, but Coulter rejected
the offer, citing other obligations.
 On Thursday, Coulter attacked
UC Berkeley on Twitter for
picking the May 2 date, because
 the university has no courses
scheduled for that week; students will be studying for their
 final exams.
“In addition to facts: We’ve already spent $ for 4/27 Berkeley
 spc & I can’t do May 2 …THERE ARE NO CLASSES
 AT BERKELEY THE WEEK OF MAY 2!!!” Coulter wrote.

In February, 150 masked rioters caused damage to property
 totaling $100,000 during their protest of a scheduled event
 that featured controversial former Breitbart editor Milo
 Yiannopoulos. Only one person was arrested by police.