On February 1st, 2017 — Milo Yiannopoulous, an outspoken member of the GOP — came to the University of California-Berkeley campus to give a speech. Since he was invited by the Berkeley College Republicans, he had the stage at the campus.
During the time of his arrival on campus, masked agitators came to protest and ultimately destroyed parts of campus, causing an estimated $100,000 of damage. The masked agitators destroyed property at the Amazon student store located at the campus student union. The night progressed with tear gas and rubber bullets.