At least nine people were arrested during a protest against conservative writer Ben Shapiro on the University of California Berkeley campus, Thursday, where he was scheduled to speak.
Berkeley Police confirmed on Twitter that the nine were arrested on the south campus under the #BenAtBerkeley hashtag, with four of those reportedly having been detained for carrying banned weapons.
A heavy... Еще police presence was deployed to deal with the hundreds of protesters. No major incidents were reported, with Shapiro's speech going ahead as planned.
«Berkeley called Republicans to reach out to us with interest in hosting Ben, so we're happy to work with them to provide this opportunity for the campus community to hear a conservative,» said the spokesperson for Young Americans Foundation, Spencer Brown.
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