Conservative speaker, alt-right commentator and relentless controversy-stirrer Milo Yiannopoulos plans to hold a "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley next month because, you know, things went so well last time.
According to the DailyCal, rumors abound that former White House chief strategist and clean-living enthusiast Steve Bannon, and conservative commentator and Comedy Central Roast bullseye Ann Coulter will be joining Yiannopoulos in lauding freedom of speech from September 24 through 27.
"The campus's understanding is that invitations have gone out to Yiannopoulos and Coulter and they have been confirmed. We did not invite these people, so any information we have is secondhand," said campus spokesperson Dan Mogulof.
Conservative campus newspaper, the Berkeley Patriot, first invited Yiannopoulos back to the university. When asked about "Free Speech Week" and invited speakers, Berkeley Patriot editor Pranav Jandhyala said, "We have no comment on that at this time."
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ sent an email to students stating that the 2017-2018 academic year was the "year of free speech." According to CBS 5, (exhausted) school officials are still negotiating with the Berkeley College Republicans over their plan to bring former Breitbart News editor-at-large Ben Shapiro to campus this after offering them a smaller venue for the event, and handing them a steep bill for security costs that they say they can not pay.
Yiannopoulos, as I'm sure we all remember, was scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley last February but his appearance was cancelled as the campus and the streets of Berkeley erupted in chaos and violence over his sure-to-be incendiary presence.
We later learned he planned to "out" undocumented students at the school from the stage.
Trump should give a rally speech every week. The American people are the only force that can overcome the Swamp.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 23, 2017