UC Berkeley professors urge campus boycott during ‘Free Speech Week’
Sunday, 17 September 2017 At UC Berkeley, 177 professors and graduate students have signed an open letter urging thousands of colleagues and classmates to boycott campus for four days this month to ensure their “physical and mental safety.” The strongly worded letter, titled “Boycott the Alt-Right @UCBerkeley,” asks that students, instructors and employees cancel classes, close buildings and “not penalize students who are afraid to come to campus” from Sept. 24 to 27. That’s when Milo Yiannopoulos has said he, Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter and other couriers of the far-right agenda will descend onto campus for four days of rallies and speeches they’re calling “Free Speech Week.
They reportedly planned to spend nearly one million dollars on security after an incident earlier this year when the Yiannopoulos' appearance on campus sparked riots which resulted in an estimated $100,000 in damage. The student group responsible for holding the event claims that the administrators...
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