Following Sproul Plaza assault, Trump threatens to exchange free speech commitment for federal funds

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On Feb. 1, 2017, violent protests outside of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union building forced controversial conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos' event to be canceled.

During his speech at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, President Donald Trump condemned the assault that took place Feb. 19 on Sproul Plaza against Hayden Williams, a man tabling for the conservative organization Turning Point USA.
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Citing racist views, committee recommends removal of Boalt name from UC Berkeley law school building

In the spring of 2017, law school Dean Erwin Chemerinsky said it was brought to his attention that John Boalt — after whom the building wing is named because of a donation from his wife, Elizabeth Boalt — was a leading advocate of the Chinese exclusion policy. In his text “The Chinese Question,” John Boalt presented negative views about Black people, Native Americans and Chinese people, according to a document released Monday by Chemerinsky.
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