Berkeley’s Right-Wing Rally Today at the Same Location of #FSM 53 Years Later

Right-wing Free Speech Week with $1M Budgeted for Security Cancelled at the 11th-Hour. But a noon rally will happened Sunday at Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in the 1964-65 academic year, says former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.  In February, violent protests forced Yiannopoulos to cancel his visit to Berkeley.
In the 60’s, students protested for #CivilRights and against the #VietnamWar.  It was a first.  A first for the campus, the country, and the protesters that sustained it.
Today, 53 years later, we will be witness to the conservative expression of free speech on the same plaza.
“We are going to be hosting an event come hell or high water tomorrow. We will be expressing our constitutional rights to free speech, free expression, on Sproul Plaza, the home of the Free Speech Movement, tomorrow as planned, with or without student help, with or without the cooperation of UC Berkeley itself,” said Milo Yiannopoulos.
Berkeley has been a hotbed of activity from the right-wing since Trump took office.  And liberals are countering at each juncture via their own protests.  For a  timeline overview check out Wikipedia.  With violence a continuous concern, let’s hope
Resources:
Learn more about the Free Speech Movement@ https://calisphere.org/exhibitions/43/the-free-speech-movement/
Learn more about the rally @ http://abcn.ws/2hnwFlt
Learn more about Vietnam War, its complexities and the media’s pivotal role in bringing the truth home @ http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/watch/
The violence in February prompted an FBI investigation.
Berkeley Feb Protests
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