After Milo Yiannapoulos had his speech at UC Berkeley earlier this year disrupted by a violent protest, the former Breitbart editor used some violent rhetoric of his own to back another conservative whose speaking plans at the school were disrupted.
In a lengthy post to Facebook, Yiannapoulos, who resigned from Breitbart in February, said he would “bring an army” to ensure that Ann Coulter, whose scheduled Thursday speech was canceled by the school after threats of violence, would eventually be able to speak.
“I WILL BRING AN ARMY IF I HAVE TO,” Yiannapoulos wrote. “We will ensure that Ann and others can speak and we will publicly, ritually humiliate UC Berkeley for its failure to meet its legal obligations until conservative speakers no longer fear violent mobs just for exercising their First Amendment rights.”
Yiannopoulos’ February 1 address on the Berkeley campus resulted in fires being set and various other acts of physical damage being done to the property. Now, Yiannapoulos is saying he will “bring an army” to the campus in order for conservative speakers to conduct speeches.
“Berkeley is going to become the free speech capital of the United States once again. I will make sure of it,” Yiannapoulos wrote, without expanding upon the means by which he intends to do so.
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