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Ben Shapiro spoke at Berkeley as protesters gathered outside - CNN

(CNN) As conservative radio host Ben Shapiro spoke at the University of California Berkeley, protesters swarmed outside chanting various slogans. Police stood in full riot gear, standing guard as the school took extensive security measures, shutting ...and more »

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ: 'Free speech has itself become controversial' - Los Angeles Times

UC Berkeley, home of the free speech movement, has become the nation's most prominent stage for violent confrontations between the left and the right. This month, conservative speakers Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos , Ann Coulter and Steve Bannon all ...and more »

Ben Shapiro takes stage at UC Berkeley under extraordinary security - SFGate

Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro delivered his speech at the UC Berkeley campus under extraordinary security that required attendees to pass through metal detectors and police barricades that held back hundreds of protesters. The event at ...and more »

9 arrested as protesters gather at UC Berkeley for talk by conservative speaker Ben Shapiro - Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of protesters swarmed UC Berkeley on Thursday evening as conservative writer Ben Shapiro spoke on campus, with law enforcement out in force to prevent a repeat of recent violent clashes between far-left and far-right agitators. Nine people ...and more »

The Cost of Free Speech Isn't Cheap at UC Berkeley - U.S. News & World Report

It cost the University of California, Berkeley an estimated $600,000 to put the campus on virtual lockdown as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke Thursday night. Sept. 15, 2017, at 4:22 p.m.. Sept. 15, 2017, at 4:22 p.m.. More. U.S. News & World ...and more »

Berkeley Remains Center of Free Speech Battles - U.S. News & World Report

As controversial speakers are invited to campus, officials warn that paperwork must be filed properly and security concerns addressed. By Lauren Camera, Education Reporter. Sept. 14, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.. By Lauren Camera, Education Reporter Sept.and more »

Shapiro event goes off with barely a hitch - UC Berkeley

Inside Zellerbach Hall on Thursday night, conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro delivered his speech as planned to an engaged, respectful audience estimated at 600 to 700 people. Police were present inside the hall, but not highly visible, and ...and more »

Ben Shapiro: Amid hundreds of protesters and riot police, right-wing provocateur makes his appearance - The Mercury News

BERKELEY — UC Berkeley endured its latest test Thursday night over whether the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement could host a right-wing speaker and keep the peace, as hundreds of protesters faced off with battalions of riot police.and more »

California Today: Price Tag to Protect Speech at Berkeley: $600000 - New York Times

Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here's the sign-up.) Today's introduction comes from Thomas Fuller, our San Francisco bureau chief. Free speech is expensive. That was one takeaway from the University of California, Berkeley campus ...and more »

Two Experts Weigh in on the 'Division of Labor' in the Alt-Right Movement - Pacific Standard

In late September, the alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will attempt once again to speak at the University of California–Berkeley during "Free Speech Week," an event hosted by a conservative campus newspaper the Berkeley Patriot.and more »