Conversational Shut Down by Protesters


Staff Writer


On Friday, January 13, 2017, Milo Yinnopoulos and Martin Shkreli’s conversational talk at the UC Davis was cancelled by protesters. The protesters were holding signs saying “you can’t pink wash fascism”. One group managed to push through police and form a human chain blocking the building entrance. Some protesters were even able to get into the venue, but were later arrested. Protesters broke through a barricade the police had put up. Protesters surrounded the venue and shouted “shut it down”.


UC Davis College Republican, who sponsored the talk, cancelled the event before Yiannopoulos’s speech. The two were going to have a conversation, however, Shkreli said he wanted to debate on Yiannopoulos’s view on feminism.


Milo Yiannopoulos is a journalist and a public speaker from Britain. Yiannopoulos has been in the news before, he was banned from Twitter for racist abuse towards actor Leslie Jones. He broke Twitter’s abuse and harassment policy. Twitter said they will not restore his account.
Martin Shkreli is an American entrepreneur and pharmaceutical salesman. He is a co-founder of MSMB Capital Management. Shkreli also has been banned from Twitter. He was banned for harassment of a female journalist.

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