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Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter Speech Because of ‘Security Threats’

In a series of events eerily similar to the kerfuffle over Milo’s speaking engagement, UC Berkeley announced yesterday is has canceled an address by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter due to ‘security concerns’ in which the university cannot guarantee her safety.

But Coulter, ever the provocateur, insisted she’ll speak anyway.

Just last week Berkeley was ground zero for a violent clash between leftwing and rightwing protesters that left several people injured.

The event scheduled for next Thursday could get interesting.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s scheduled April 27th appearance at the University of California – Berkeley was cancelled by the school Wednesday due to apparent security concerns.

However, Coulter is still planning to speak on campus, regardless of the school’s stance.

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In an email sent to students Wednesday, UC-Berkeley Dean of Students Joseph Greenwell explained that the university had to scrap the event because they couldn’t provide a “safe and suitable venue.”

“Given currently active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully — or that the safety of Ms. Coulter, the event sponsors, audience, and bystanders could be adequately protected — at any of the campus venues,” Greenwell stated, according to the Washington Examiner.

The university’s cancellation follows Berkeley becoming a hot-bed of political violence in recent months. Just last weekend, the campus town witnessed large numbers of right-wingers and left-wingers brawl in its streets. (RELATED: The Left Embrace’s Of Political Violence Backfires In Berkeley)

Famously, a February appearance by right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was cancelled after black-masked demonstrators rioted and assaulted dozens of bystanders.

Additionally, Berkeley cited “security concerns” as the justification for cancelling a speech by conservative writer David Horowitz last week.

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