Bannon Expected to Address Berkeley, a Hotbed of Conflict Over Free Speech

“Even if you don’t agree with him politically,” he said, Mr. Bannon “was one of the most influential figures in the 2016 election.”


Protesters started a fire on Berkeley’s campus in February during a rally against the scheduled appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos. The speech was canceled.

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Dan Mogulof, a spokesman for the university, said Tuesday that the event’s organizers had not submitted any of the information or forms required for the university to provide security: a description of the events, for example, and a police services request form. The requirements are outlined in Berkeley’s events policy, he noted, and “they just…

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