Los Angeles (AFP) - President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to withdraw federal funds from UC Berkeley after violent campus protests forced the cancellation of a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, a firebrand editor of right-wing news site Breitbart.
The disturbances were a fiery reminder of the university's history as a cradle of the 1960s anti-war movement -- and a sign of the sharp tensions pitting America's mostly left-wing student body against a far-right minority.
Notice "left-wing" versus "far-right." In the Multi-Marxist Bizarro World of the far-left globalists there is no such thing as a far-left.
Hundreds of students and other protesters chanting "shut him down" smashed windows at the University of California campus, set wooden pallets ablaze and threw fireworks and rocks as police in full riot gear responded with tear gas.
The university was placed on lockdown as the sold-out appearance by Yiannopoulos, a conservative provocateur and self-proclaimed internet troll who styles himself on Facebook as "Dangerous Faggot," was canceled Wednesday evening.
"If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?" Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday. ...