UC Berkeley Professor Cancels Classes Due to Expected Far Left Riots for Ben Shapiro Speech

UC Berkeley officials are preparing for far left antifa riots tonight on campus for conservative Ben Shapiro speech.

In February former Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley – the historical home of the free speech movement.

Violent far left rioters and goons shut the talk down.

The progressive thugs started fires, assaulted women, beat Trump supporters unconscious, raided ATMs, shot off fireworks and destroyed private property.


VIOLENT LEFTISTS rioted, looted ATMs, broke windows, torched vehicles and assaulted Trump supporters at the Milo Yiannopoulos speech tonight at the Berkeley campus.

One man was chased down and beat unconscious on the street.
The leftists were chanting, “Beat his ass!” as he lay unconscious on the street.

This brave woman in a Trump hat came to hear Milo speak.
She was wearing a Make America Great Again hat and was being interviewed when a far left thug sprayed her with pepper spray.

There have been several antifa riots on campus since February. Every time conservatives came to town, liberals rioted and beat heads.

Now this…
A UC Berkeley professor cancelled classes on Thursday for conservative Ben Shapiro’s speech.

The Daily Wire reported:

If you’re a college student and a slacker, then attending the University of California, Berkeley is the right college for you when Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro comes to town.

At least one class has been canceled as a result of the expected protests on Thursday, when Shapiro is speaking. One UC Berkeley professor, deciding that the prospect of violence would endanger the students in the class the professor gave, issued this e-mail:

Dear all —
I’ve heard from some of your classmates that they do not feel safe coming to a militarized campus on Thursday. Given the reality of what’s going on, I don’t feel like it’s ethical to hold class when some are not in a position to attend.
So we will not hold a regular class on Thursday. However, Kel and I will be in our usual classroom on Thursday 3:10-4:30 holding voluntary office hours. If you cannot be on campus on Thursday, email me and I guarantee I will find a time for us to meet early the following week. Kel is similarly available, you should email them for specifics.
Sorry we’ve had to do this, but in the context of the current attack on campus, I don’t feel like we have a choice.

As has been widely reported, Berkeley police are using stringent tactics as they prepare for violence that may occur on Thursday, from creating a perimeter around Zellerbach Hall, where Shapiro is speaking, to shutting down six buildings on campus, including the César E. Chávez Student Center, Alumni House, MLK Jr. Student Union, Sproul Hall and Eshleman Hall, in order to cordon off the area, to obtaining permission from the city of Berkeley to use pepper spray if necessary to confront violent protesters.

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