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.
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.
Video posted online of a UCPD officer in Berkeley who ticketed a hot dog vendor — and took money from his wallet as evidence — has prompted an outpouring of support and outrage.
Christopher Patti, 59, had been biking near Guerneville. He stopped on the side of the road to check his phone, and a car plowed into him.
The former White House chief strategist could join a roster of far-right firebrands invited to the campus this fall.
After a summer of will-they-won't-they, UC Berkeley has said Ben Shapiro can speak at Zellerbach Hall on Sept. 14.
With housing prices so high, many Cal students have to compromise on where they live. Some are sleeping in unsavory conditions.
After first saying no venue was available to host Ben Shapiro when the College Republicans wanted, campus officials now say he can be accommodated.
It is the group's first event in the wake of the controversy surrounding plans to bring Ann Coulter to Cal.
Around 400 police officers were on hand April 27 to ensure violence did not break out at the rally to protest the cancellation of Ann Coulter's speech.
There have been dozens of arrests after recent political clashes in Berkeley, but no charges have been filed yet.