Right wing pundit Ben Shapiro is slated to deliver a speech at the University of California — Berkeley on Thursday night. And all eyes are on the California school to see if protests will disrupt or even prevent the speech from going off as planned.
There is precedent for such talks being shut down due to protest. In February, a speech by former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was quickly abandoned after protests at the school turned violent.
Signs and chalk writings have popped up on campus by those outraged over Shapiro’s appearance.
— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) September 14, 2017
Earlier Thursday on Fox News, Alan Dershowitz said “the First Amendment will have lost a tremendous battle” if Shapiro’s speech does not go off without a hitch.
“Today, Ben Shapiro. Tomorrow, me, William Buckley, you” Dershowitz said. “These folks don’t want to hear an alternative point of view on American university campuses, and they are prepared to use violence to stop this from happening.”
Coverage begins at 10:00 p.m. ET. Watch above, via YouTube.
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