DAVIS (CBS/AP) — Speeches by far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli were canceled after heated protests erupted at the University of California, Davis.

University police put up barricades as protesters shouting “shut it down” grew increasingly rowdy in the hours leading up to the Friday night talks. The UC Davis College Republicans, who sponsored the event, chose to cancel.

Yiannopoulos writes for right-wing Breitbart News and is permanently banned from Twitter after leading a harassment campaign against “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones. He said on his Facebook page that the event was canceled after “violence from left-wing protesters.”

But campus police said there was no violence or property destruction, and no arrests were made.

The school’s Interim Chancellor Ralph Hexter said he was “deeply disappointed” by the protests and cancellation.

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Comments (7)
  1. Aethera Aqua says:

    People have a right to speak. Unless it’s not what they agree with.

    It is those claiming to be the most tolerant who are in fact the least, those claiming to oppose fascism who in fact are the fascists.

    Truly education has failed if so many are brainwashed and deluded into failing to tolerate viewpoints they don’t like and to not value dialogue over acting like gangs of thugs.

  2. The only fascists I see here are the alt-left protestors.

  3. This reminds me of the 60’s. It was college students then too. And the recent election our country had. It was college students protesting then too.

    What is it with college students and protests? Is this suppose to show them as being more educated than the average America?

    On the contrary…. I think it spot-lights their own deficiencies, because “intolerance” and “disrepect” and even “hate” often screams out impatiently. The truly tolerant, respectful and lovers of others will speak in soft tones, often whispering encouragements.

    It seems you learn things in college that don’t serve well in society. Makes me glad I never went to college.

  4. What a mixed up mess. Total irony that they decry what they believe to be fascism…with fascism. Total and complete morons.

    6 more days! Getting pretty excited. We’re set to party bigger than New Years over here.

  5. Did you see that big sign? What the heck is “Facism”? I guess that literacy is not very important at UC Davis