The Berkeley Patriot missed the deadline to secure Zellerbach for speeches by Milo Yiannopoulos, Steve Bannon and Ann Coulter. So they may have to talk outside.
Amid a massive police presence and tight security, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke to an enthusiastic audience while protesters rallied off campus.
Cal and its police force are taking extraordinary measures in anticipation of possibly violent protests tonight, as they outlined in a press briefing Thursday.
See what university officials said at noon about Thursday's Ben Shapiro talk on campus.
The city and university have taken steps to prepare for demonstrations planned in response to Thursday's talk by conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro.
The Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to let police use pepper spray during demonstrations if protesters are violent.
Anyone violating these rules will be subject to citation and arrest.
The former White House chief strategist will be joined by Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter, according to the conservative student group that helped organize the event.
Mayor Jesse Arreguín wants UC Berkeley to revise its security plans for the Ben Shapiro event so protesters aren't funneled onto city streets.
Antifascist organizers have had a visible, and sometimes violent, presence at many rallies in Berkeley this year, inspiring ire and some accolades.
Police are asking city officials to toss out a 1997 rule against the use of pepper spray during demonstrations so they can avoid using tools like tear gas and smoke.
A closed perimeter around Zellerbach, extensive parking restrictions and more have been announced by UC Berkeley in advance of Ben Shapiro's talk Thursday.
Cal students and others blasted President Donald Trump's decision to end a program protecting undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as kids.