04-19-2017

UC Berkeley Cancels Planned Ann Coulter Appearance Citing Security Concerns

Political commentator and author Ann Coulter attends The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Political commentator and author Ann Coulter attends The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

*Ann Coulter’s scheduled talk at the University of California, Berkeley next week has been cancelled for security concerns.

Officials at the school say they were “unable to find a safe and suitable” venue for the right-winger who was invited to speak by campus Republicans on April 27.


In a letter to Berkeley College Republicans sent Tuesday, Vice Chancellor Scott Biddy said officials made the decision in consultation with campus police who determined they could not ensure the safety of Coulter, audience members or protesters expected at the event.

“Given current active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully,” the letter said.


University spokesman Dan Mogulof said that posters were plastered across campus last week threatening disruption of the event and officials discovered “targeted threats” on various websites indicating the possibility of planned violence.

The cancellation comes days after violent fights between far-right and far-left protesters broke out Saturday at a rally supporting President Trump in downtown Berkeley.

An appearance at UC Berkeley by former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled after protesters rioted outside the event in February.

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