A violent protest erupted Wednesday night at the University of California, Berkeley with news of controversial Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos visiting the college before his event was canceled, reports KRON 4.
From KRON 4:
Protesters were throwing fireworks and explosives at police, who were using tear gas. Over 1,000 people are protesting, according to KRON4’s Alecia Reid.
Yiannopoulos is a polarizing Breitbart News editor on the last stop of a tour aimed at defying what he calls an epidemic of political correctness on college campuses. The 32-year-old right-wing provocateur is a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump and a self-proclaimed internet troll whose comments have been criticized as racist, misogynist, anti-Muslim and white supremacist. He was banned from Twitter after leading a harassment campaign against “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones.
Nearly 100 professors have joined students at Berkeley, calling for the event’s cancellation. But university officials say it will be allowed in the name of free speech…Fans and foes agree that Yiannopoulos specializes in controversy…Yiannopoulos’ talks have sparked protests, shouting matches and occasional violence at stops around the country. A man was shot and wounded at protests outside his Jan. 21 talk at the University of Washington.
20 Pics Of Celebrities Protesting (PHOTOS)
1. Kanye West joined Russell Simmons for the Occupy Wall Street protests.Source:Splash 1 of 19
2. Jay Z and the Brooklyn Nets stand in solidarity with Eric Garner.Source:Getty 2 of 19
3. Dave Chappelle posed with his hands up for Mike Brown on the red carpet.Source:Getty 3 of 19
4. J. Cole joined the protests in Ferguson after Mike Brown’s death.Source:Twitter 4 of 19
5. Q-Tip joined the Mike Brown protests in New York.Source:Twitter 5 of 19
6. Beyonce and Jay Z supported Trayvon Martin’s parents after his death.Source:Wenn 6 of 19
7. Russell Brand joined the Occupy Wall Street protests.Source:Splash 7 of 19
8. Not only did Lupe Fiasco join the OWS protest, but he named a song after it.Source:Twitter 8 of 19
9. Mark Ruffalo joined the human climate campaign.Source:Getty 9 of 19
10. Russell Simmons was joined by Katy Perry and Russell Brand during OWS.Source:Twitter 10 of 19
11. Jay Leno protested the Brunei Hotels in Beverly Hills.Source:Getty 11 of 19
12. Susan Sarandon joined OWS protests.Source:Getty 12 of 19
13. Al Sharpton always gets his voice out to the masses during times of protest.Source:Getty 13 of 19
14. Rev Run, Minister Benjamin Chavez Muhammad, and Alicia Keys at the Mobilization for Education Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s protest of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed education budget cuts.Source:Getty 14 of 19
15. Anne Hathaway protested at Union Square for the Occupy Wall Street campaign with her boyfriend Adam Shulman.Source:Splash 15 of 19
16. Actor Sean Penn and Reverend Jesse Jackson marched with activists during an anti-war rally.Source:Getty 16 of 19
17. Spokesperson Hayden Panettiere at a conference for her Save the Whales campaign.Source:Getty 17 of 19
18. John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a ‘bed-in for peace’ and intended to stay in bed for seven days as a protest against war and violence in the world.Source:Getty 18 of 19
19. Chris Brown, Wale, Nelly and a few more celebs posed with their hands up in support of Mike Brown.Source:IG 19 of 19