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Trump Threatens To Cut Federal Funding For UC Berkeley After Night Of Violence

President Donald Trump threatened to cut federal funding for the University of California, Berkeley after the campus erupted into fiery violence before a planned speech by conservative figure Milo Yiannopoulos Wednesday evening.

 

The president’s tweet comes after a night of violent protests on the campus forced Yiannopoulos to cancel a book tour event that was, ironically, about free speech on campus. (RELATED: Milo Speech Cancelled By Riots, Fire)

Protesters broke windows, set off fireworks, and threw smoke bombs and flares, creating a dangerous environment for students and the public. Masked protesters used a diesel generator to start a large fire outside the building where the conservative author was set to speak.

Berkeley is the flagship institution of the University of California system. The school received $370 million in federal research funding during the 2015-2016 school year.

The University of California system’s president, former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, vowed to protect immigrant students that attend the public school system, even if it meant defying Trump’s executive orders. Napolitano served under President Barack Obama.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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