Ann Coulter announced Wednesday afternoon that she has canceled her planned speech at the University of California at Berkeley.
Her withdrawal came after the conservative group, Young America’s Foundation, announced they were no longer backing the speech, citing security concerns.
“Young America’s Foundation will not jeopardize the safety of its staff or students,” the group said in a statement.
Coulter said in her own statement to The New York Times: “It’s a sad day for free speech,” and added, “Everyone who should believe in free speech fought against it or ran away.”
The Berkeley College Republicans — who had originally invited Coulter to speak — also withdrew their support, over threats of violence.
As of 4pm today, Berkeley still refused to provide a safe venue for Thursday’s campus lecture. More: https://t.co/xmWjyFpqKd
— YAF (@yaf) April 26, 2017
.@yaf (Young America’s Foundation) claims they’ve learned UC Berkeley police have official “stand-down” policy for certain campus situations
— KTVU (@KTVU) April 26, 2017
Due to terrorist threats, Ann Coulter has canceled her Berkeley speech. No, not from ISIS. From American liberals of course.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) April 26, 2017
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