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Cal Berkeley Blocks Ben Shapiro, Third Conservative Speaker

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By    |   Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 12:14 PM

The University of California at Berkeley will not allow conservative writer Ben Shapiro to address students after being invited by Berkeley College Republicans, The Daily Caller reports.

UC Berkeley dean of students Joseph Greenwell and student organization coordinator Millicent Morris Chaney announced that they were "unable to identify an available campus venue" for Shapiro, a 33-year-old Harvard Law School graduate.

"Using ridiculous pretexts to keep conservatives from speaking is unsurprising, but disappointing," Shapiro told national conservative group Young America's Foundation. "We'll find a way to get this event done, and UC Berkeley has a moral and legal obligation to ensure we do so."

UC Berkeley previously canceled speeches by former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos and author Ann Coulter.

"An endless stream of liberal speakers continue to be granted opportunities to speak, unobstructed by time, place, or manner restrictions while conservatives are continually treated unequally, and repeatedly relegated to the margins of campus activity," Young America's Foundation note in its press release.

"This attempt to block Ben Shapiro is the University of California, Berkeley's third instance of shredding the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights of conservative students who've tried to host YAF speakers on their campus."

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The University of California at Berkeley will not allow conservative writer Ben Shapiro to address students after being invited by Berkeley College Republicans, The Daily Caller reports.
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