Sep 14, 2017
Part of the University of California campus at Berkeley is being turned into what amounts to a fortress in preparation for a speech Thursday night by conservative activist Ben Shapiro. A heavy police presence is being deployed because since the election of Donald Trump violent protestors, many of them non students bused in by radical groups like ANTIFA. have prevented free speech on the campus.
The mayor of the city has grown tired of the violence and recently called for ANTIFA to be declared a criminal street gang. He has also authorized the police force to be equipped with pepper spray to quell the violence.