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Berkeley reverses cancellation of Ann Coulter speech


Political commentator and author Ann Coulter speaks onstage during a celebrity roast in Los Angeles in 2016. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The Post's William Wan and Susan Svrluga report:

The [University of California at Berkeley] had announced Wednesday that it was canceling [Ann] Coulter's appearance following several political protests in Berkeley that turned violent.

But on Thursday, the university said it had found a venue where it could hold the speech on May 2, instead of the original April 27 date. However, a leader of the college Republican group that originally invited Coulter said the university was placing strict conditions on the event, and he said his group intended to reject the new terms….

The decision to cancel Coulter's speech … drew sharp criticism from some on the campus, such as Robert Reich, a Berkeley professor who served as labor secretary under President Bill Clinton.

I'm not sure from the story what conditions the college Republicans are rejecting; I will update the post when I learn more.