The school was allowing him to speak if the College Republican organization agreed to pay for extra security, which they did (on short notice by the school), but never asked the protesters, who announced that they were going to be there, to do the same.
Fires were started by masked anarchists, who wore black and had backpacks when they emerged from the crowd.
Windows were smashed, smoking things were thrown and fireworks were aimed at the building in which he was to speak. Prior to the event, metal barricades were put in place to keep protesters from rushing the building.
The anarchists wore masks and were dressed in black and had backpacks.
Yiannopoulos had to be extracted from the area for his own safety.
The protest smelled of Soros or someone paying for out-of-town people who are not part of UC Berkeley to be there to cause trouble.
"This is what tolerance looks like at UC Berkeley," Mike Wright said, a College Republican member. As he spoke to the media, someone threw red paint on him.
Some protesters argued that hate speech isn't free speech. But hate speech is a mind crime based on how the person accusing someone of hate speech wants to define it. The First Amendment wasn't written to protect speech we all love to hear--it was written for speech we hate or don't want to hear.
But UC Berkeley, once the bastion of free speech, is now the intolerant campus who is stifling it.
It's sad that we now live in a country where freedom of speech is fast eroding when the left doesn't want to hear the message. It reminds one of a religion that kills people whose message they too don't want to hear.