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Milo Yiannopoulos plans to speak at Cal State Fullerton despite protests and criticism

Milo Yiannopoulos plans to speak at Cal State Fullerton despite protests and criticism

Conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos will speak at Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 31, the campus' College Republicans chapter announced amid an attempt to block the appearance.

A petition on the website change.org asking Cal State Fullerton administrators to block the speech has drawn nearly 5,000 signatures.

“If we start banning certain types of speakers like Milo, then the restrictions used to shut down those you don't agree with can be used against those who imposed them in the first place,'' said chapter member Michael Garcia.

A scheduled speech by Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley in February triggered violent protests against him and those who showed up to see him, some...

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