Conservative Berkeley Student: 'Anyone Right of Bernie Sanders Is Considered Intolerant & a Bigot'
UPDATE: Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said Saturday that the Berkeley Patriot student organization told university administrators that "Free Speech Week," which was scheduled to start Sunday, had been canceled.
The event's co-organizer, Milo Yiannopoulos, said in a Facebook post that while the student group may have pulled out, he and other speakers had not.
The University of California, Berkeley is preparing to host several conservative speakers, including Milo Yiannopoulos, as part of its "Free Speech Week."
In recent months, Berkeley has seen violent protests and riots over conservative speakers, and the university has become the center of the debate over free speech on college campuses.
University of California President Janet Napolitano said this week that "Free Speech Week" is expected to cost the school system hundreds of thousands of dollars for security.
On "Fox & Friends" today, Naweed Thomas, a member of the Berkeley College Republicans and a Campus Reform correspondent, said the Berkeley administration brought this on themselves by not taking a stand when "leftist criminals" engaged in violence in the past.
"By their inaction, they've only emboldened the left to harass us, because they know there's no discipline or consequence," Thomas said.
He pointed out that conservative students don't riot when left-leaning individuals speak on campus, which he said goes to show which side is actually practicing tolerance.
"Anyone right of Bernie Sanders is considered intolerant and a bigot. And therefore, it's justifiable to attack them and harass them," Thomas said.
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