After a week of horribly negative publicity, UC Berkeley has had second thoughts and will now allow Ann Coulter to speak on campus.
KRON News reports:
Ann Coulter invited to speak at UC Berkeley
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has been invited back to speak at U.C. Berkeley on May 2 just two days after a speaking engagement next week on the campus was canceled.
The Berkeley College Republicans will host the event with approval from campus officials but with restrictions.
Coulter will only be allowed to speak during the afternoon unlike a previous event that was scheduled for evening hours.
On Tuesday the school canceled Coulter’s appearance on campus for security reasons.
University of California, Berkeley officials say they have a “grave concern” of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her threat to speak next week on campus.
The school’s chancellor released a statement:
This university has an unwavering commitment to the First Amendment of the Constitution, which enshrines and protects the right of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. As the home of the Free Speech Movement, we fully support the right and ability of our students to host speakers of their choice, and we believe that exposing students to a diverse array of perspectives is an inherent and inseparable part of our educational mission.
Ann said this on Twitter:
GOOD NEWS FOR CA TAXPAYER! You won't be required to pay $$$$ to compensate me & my crew for rebooked airfare & hotels. I'm speaking on 4/27. https://t.co/gsScwzeDNM
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 20, 2017
Good decision, Berkeley!