Milo Yiannopoulos recently was scheduled to speak on cultural appropriation at the University of California, Berkeley. Rioters wrecked an initially peaceful protest of Yiannopoulos’s appearance, harming at least six people and causing around $100,000 in property damage. The event was canceled due to the violence, and UC Berkeley police evacuated Yiannopoulos from the campus.
A senior editor for Breitbart, Yiannopoulos has achieved notoriety in the past couple of years for his remorseless attacks on the “politically-correct” regressive left regarding their cherished issues, especially their calls to ban so-called “hate speech.” Following the UC Berkeley cancellation, Yiannopoulos remarked on Facebook: “One thing we do know for sure: the Left is absolutely terrified of free speech and will do literally anything to shut it down.” . . .