Woman pepper-sprayed at 2017 UC Berkeley protests can sue, court rules

Protesters holding a "This is War" sign at the 2017 Berkeley Milo
Joshua Jordan/Senior Staff
Three years after protests in response to Milo Yiannopoulos' planned appearance at UC Berkeley, a federal appeals court reverted a previous ruling and stated that a woman who was on campus to see Yiannopoulos may sue a protester who she alleges shined a flashlight in her eyes to direct attacks by other protesters.

A federal appeals court ruled July 8 that a woman pepper-sprayed at the 2017 Milo Yiannopoulos protest in Berkeley can sue.
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It wasn’t too long ago that Ronald Reagan famously declared Berkeley “a haven for communist sympathizers, protesters and sex deviants.” Weaponizing UC Berkeley in our national culture war is not a new phenomenon. Unfortunately, what we experienced in early 2017 was different. When Milo Yiannopoulos came to deliver a speech
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