Ann Coulter Appearance At UC Berkeley Canceled Over Security Concerns


Ann Coulter fired off an angry stream of tweets Wednesday vowing to speak as planned next week at the University of California, Berkeley after campus officials called off the event for security concerns.

A planned appearance at UC Berkeley by far-right pundit and self-described "polemicist" Ann Coulter has been cancelled. Campus Republicans had invited her to speak at the school on April 27.

Coulter said she agreed to all of the rules, which included speaking in the daytime and at a location to be determined closer to the Thursday speech, but was canceled at the last minute.

News organizations obtained a copy of the letter Wednesday.

School officials said they based their decision after a review by campus police, which concluded that "given now 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 available on April 27th".

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"Unfortunately, (campus police) determined that, given now active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully", according to a letter sent to the student group.

University spokesman Dan Mogulof said that posters went up on campus last week threatening disruption of the event and officials discovered "targeted threats" on various websites indicating the possibility of planned violence.

Berkeley is still reeling from a violent protest that erupted on April 15 when supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump clashed.

"We have no intention of acceding to these unconstitutional acts", the Young America's Foundation said in a statement. We expect most Mondays and Tuesdays in September during the day should work, though we will of course need to work through the details.

We realize that this is disappointing news, but the good news is that UCPD and Student Affairs remain firmly committed to working with you to find an alternative time and date for Ms. Coulter to come speak here at Berkeley. 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.