Berkeley Cancels Planned Ann Coulter Event; She Still Plans To Speak

coulter On Wednesday, administrators at the notoriously liberal University of California, Berkeley cancelled a planned lecture by controversial author Ann Coulter. The school’s vice chancellors claimed that the institution was “unable to find a safe and suitable venue for…[the] planned April 27 event,” according to a Wednesday article from The Hollywood Reporter. Coulter still plans to be there, however, telling THR that her speech “will go on,” despite the cancellation:
Coulter told THR that before they canceled her, Berkeley administrators insisted that she agree to a list of demands prior to her engagement, and that she accepted their terms. “I’ve acceded to all their silly demands, which they thought would end it. When I said, ‘yes, yes, yes,’ they canceled anyway. No more clear-cut proof that taxpayer-supported universities will not allow conservative speakers,” Coulter told THR.

The move comes less than a week after the university threw up enough obstacles to the cancellation of a scheduled lecture by former radical leftist turned conservative, David Horowitz. Both events were planned by Berkeley’s College Republicans. The administration pointed to the radical left’s riots outside a lecture by Milo Yiannopoulos as the main reason why it wasn’t “safe” to hold the Horowitz and Coulter lectures on campus. Coulter posted a series of tweets on Wednesday blasting both the Berkeley staff and the San Francisco Chronicle‘s coverage of the cancellation: [image via screengrab]

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