Conservative activist Ben Shapiro is scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley Thursday evening, beginning around 10:00 pm EST (7-9 in CA). The event will be broadcast here live courtesy of FOX-10 Phoenix.
Read more via Mercury News: Ben Shapiro at UC Berkeley: What you need to know
Event description via the Young America's Foundation:
Ben Shapiro, an attorney and bestselling author, is the editor-in-chief of DailyWire.com and the host of "The Ben Shapiro Show." Shapiro is leading the crusade against political correctness on campuses across the country, and infuriating leftists every step of the way. Sarah Palin says that Americans should “consider Ben’s advice about how we must stand up and push back twice as hard against this bullying.” Sean Hannity says to join Ben Shapiro and “fight back” against liberal bullying. And Michelle Malkin says Shapiro is “infused with the indomitable spirit of his friend and mentor Andrew Breitbart.”
Young America’s Foundation engages with students across the country to inspire them with the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. YAF is the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement and introduces hundreds of thousands of young Americans to these principles every year, most of whom have never heard the arguments for freedom and personal responsibility before.
Listen to Shapiro's anti-violence message:
BEN SHAPIRO: Here's the deal... I paid a $15,000 security fee. If this goes down, it is all on you. I have already called for no one who is a supporter of mine to engage in violence, even defensive violence...
We're going there with the approval of the Berkeley administration. We have every right to be there. You have every right to attend. Don't act violent. I want the world to know -- I want America to see the police do their jobs. They charged us an arm and a leg for security. Let's see if they run away and allow antifa to have its way...
Whoever the higher ups here are doing a garbage job... The left uses the rioter's veto to try to establish these fascist safe spaces.
A huge police presence has been seen in the Northern California college town ahead of Shapiro's speech and local banks have boarded up their windows in anticipation of leftist "anti-fascist" rioting:
Below, see the UCPD chief in charge of security discuss the security measures:
Journalist Tim Pool provides more photo and videos: