Thousands of anarchists and students are swarming the University of California, Berkeley campus to protest a planned speech by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulous. There is currently a large fire blazing in front of the student union, which is surrounded by a ring of protesters, many of whom are clad in black. The protesters reportedly include a mix of students, professors, and the usual anarchist rabble rousers. Some are protecting themselves with cardboard shields as police try to disperse the crowd. There are reports of broken glass at the student union in addition to the fire.
Berkeley announced via Twitter that the speech has been canceled:
BREAKING: The scheduled performance by Milo Yiannopoulos has been cancelled. More info to come.
— UC Berkeley (@UCBerkeley) February 2, 2017
Students are being told to shelter in place on campus:
— UC Police, Berkeley (@UCPD_Cal) February 2, 2017
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