Thursday, September 14, 2017


Provocateur extraordinair, author, free speech activist and libertarian Milo Yiannopoulos has vowed to go ahead with the Free Speech Week at the University of California, Berkeley. In a statement posted to his Facebook page Wednesday, Yiannopoulos revealed a Navy SEAL Security squad will be there to protect him, along with other event speakers, later this month.

UPDATE: Former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon will appear later this month at U.C. Berkeley’s campus for Milo Yiannopoulos’ “Free Speech Week”. Bannon will join the ranks of numerous high-profile speakers during the four-day, Yiannopoulos-led “Free Speech Week”, which begins on September 24th. More than two dozen speakers are slated to attend, according a Tuesday press release. Yiannopoulos commented on Bannon’s attending of the event, via the Washington Examiner:

“Uncle Steve was the force behind [President] Trump’s election victory and much of his initial policymaking . . . Nothing could be better for the leftists who oppose Trump so vehemently than a lesson in the logic behind Trump’s actions, directly from the architect of his policies.”
Campus Reform reports: In a statement to Campus Reform, Yiannopoulos further blasted the reports of possible cancellation, calling Mogulof’s comments “balderdash and piffle.” Following his August pledge to spend “hundreds of thousands of dollars” on security at the event, Yiannopoulos also revealed that he is bringing a Navy SEAL team to assist with protecting the speakers. “Our efforts are moving ahead at full speed to put together the best free speech event Berkeley has ever seen,” he said. “I am sparing no expense, including a 16-man Navy SEAL security detail for me and our speakers.” “UC Berkeley has claimed that this will be a year of free speech, but they’ve quickly gone back to their old tricks,” Yiannopoulos observed. “They seem committed to the course of excluding speakers who don’t share their progressive authoritarian mindset from campus. It won’t fly, there is too much at stake for America, and too many eyes on both the university administration and the city of Berkeley.” (More)

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