Controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopolous was scheduled to speak at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday, but his speech was forcibly canceled when a group of violent liberals set the campus on fire in protest.
The university said fires were set, including one caused by a firebomb that ignited a generator-powered spotlight, and commercial-grade fireworks were thrown at police. NBC Bay Area showed a group of people grab a metal barricade and smash it against a door.
“The violence was instigated by a group of about 150 masked agitators who came onto campus and interrupted an otherwise non-violent protest,” UC Berkeley said in a statement. Some people were attacked and police treated six people for injuries, the university said.
The campus was put on lockdown and students were told to shelter in place. Among the violence that occurred: a young woman was pepper-sprayed in the face during a live TV interview; a Trump supporter was beaten unconscious with steel pipes; people were attacked in their cars; and liberals shot fireworks into the speech venue in hopes of setting the building on fire.
Berkeley College Republicans invited Yiannopolous to speak in order to combat a liberal “groupthink phenomenon” that has taken hold of the university. After the speech was canceled, the group released a disheartening statement:
“The Free Speech Movement is dead. Today, the Berkeley College Republicans’ constitutional right to free speech was silenced by criminals and thugs seeking to cancel Milo Yiannopoulos’ tour.”
As it’s been proven time and time again, liberals only value free speech when it conforms to their ideology.