UPDATE: ANN HAS REFUSED BERKELEY’S UN-CANCELLATION!
As previously reported, UC Berkeley canceled, then rescheduled an Ann Coulter speech on campus from April 27th to the first week in May when students aren’t on campus!
Ann laid it out in a series of tweets:
GOOD NEWS FOR CA TAXPAYER! You won't be required to pay $$$$ to compensate me & my crew for rebooked airfare & hotels. I'm speaking on 4/27. https://t.co/gsScwzeDNM
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 20, 2017
In addition to facts: We've already spent $ for 4/27 Berkeley spc & I can't do May 2…THERE ARE NO CLASSES AT BERKELEY THE WEEK OF MAY 2!!!
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 21, 2017
UC Berkeley has un-canceled a speech by conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter, originally nix’d over security concerns after violence erupted last weeked at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. After the cancellation, a defiant Coulter said she was going to give the speech anyway – telling Fox’s Tucker Carlson “What are they going to do, arrest me?”
— ZeroPointNow (@ZeroPointNow) April 21, 2017
Berkeley’s decision to cancel Coulter’s speech fueled speculation that the notoriously liberal campus was targeting speakers with conservative views, however the cancelation was apparently in response to “specific intelligence” that Coulter would be in danger:
“Our police department has made it clear that they have very specific intelligence regarding threats that could pose a grave danger to the speaker, attendees and those who may wish to lawfully protest this event,” said Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks –CBS
And 24 hours later, after a growing backlash against the cancellation, Berkeley – the birthplace of the free speech movement of the 1960s, has now un-canceled Coulter, offering to let her speak in early May at a ‘more secure’ venue.
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