Monday, April 24, 2017
Free Speech Movement Birthplace Has Become The Place Where Only Politically Correct Speech Is Allowed
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.
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
“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.