Berkeley used to be viewed at the birth of the Free Speech Movement. Not anymore. Ann Coulter's speech was cancelled. Now, Gavin McInnes reads Ann Coulter's speech.
Per the Washington Post:
There’s no Ann Coulter speech planned. But protesters are converging on Berkeley.
Ann Coulter’s speech at the University of California at Berkeley was canceled. But the debate and hostility that were unleashed by the controversy over her planned event continued here Thursday.
Demonstrators who participated in other recent violent clashes on Berkeley’s streets gathering at a city park and on campus Thursday to fight for free speech or to protest hate speech. Many were geared up – with helmets, shields and padding – for a confrontation at a public park, just blocks from the campus. And the possibility of violence caused authorities to turn out in force.
But the conservative and liberal activists mostly spent the afternoon shouting at one another, physically divided by a police line on opposite sides the street.
By 1 p.m., university officials announced that two arrests had been made by campus police: One person was arrested for allegedly carrying a knife on campus. The other was charged with violations including “delaying or obstructing a police officer in the course of duty, false identification to a police officer and wearing a mask to evade police.”
Naweed Tahmas, a junior who is a member of the Berkeley College Republicans, said the campus was blockaded Thursday afternoon and that he could see police officers on every corner, with helicopters hovering overhead. He said that it is unfortunate that even the threat of possible unrest could lead to the cancellation of a conservative speech there.
So yeah, her speech was cancelled, but protesters still plan on attacking Berkeley. I guess they are protesting the fact that Ann Coulter was almost allowed to speak on campus.
Regardless, Gavin McInnes stepped up and delivered the speech. In the face of Antifa threatening physical response, the speech was cancelled. Ann appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight and explained her decision to not go and how Gavin and Lauren Southern were still going and would deliver her speech. Check it out.
Gavin McInnes Reads Ann Coulter's Speech in Berkeley
After Ann Coulter was cancelled many people criticized her for not still going to Berkeley. Gavin McInnes went a little further in depth as to why he delivered the speech on behalf of Ann Coulter. Check it out.
While Ann was forced to cancel her speech, it's good there are people like Gavin McInnes and Lauren Southern who step up and deliver in uncomfortable positions.