Alt-Right Conservative Milo Yiannopoulos is set to speak at UC Davis campus, however, leftists are circulating a petition to prevent him from attending the speaking engagement.
British journalist and technology writer for Breitbart news, Milo Yiannopoulos, is set to speak at UC Davis campus January 13th. He will discuss politics, free speech and his experiences as a gay conservative.
Yiannopoulos was asked by the Davis College Republicans to speak at the event in hopes to spark a healthy conversation about alternative perspectives.
According to Fox40 the Nonprofit Davis Phoenix Coalition is aiding the circulation of the petition as they say Yiannopoulos is racist, sexist, Islamophobic and a white nationalist.
The organization thinks that his views will offend some people by using hate speech. Glorida Partida, co-chair of the Davis Phoenix Coalition said, “His purpose is specifically to incite people and to get a response from people”.
Others say that Yiannopoulos should be able to express his views at the event. Some even saying they are not bothered by the idea of an alt-right speaker sharing his thoughts.
In protest, the coalition is hoping to arrange alternative events on the same night to distract interest. Also, many people have purchased tickets to the event that will not attend.
While the event is currently sold out, Davis College Republicans are urging anyone who wants to see Mr. Yiannopoulos speak, to attend anyway.
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