Photo Essay: Ben Shapiro Comes to Campus

UC Berkeley — Right-wing firebrand, Ben Shapiro, came to give a speech at the UC Berkeley campus in Calif. on September 15, 2017. Starting at 5 a.m. UCPD set a myriad of barricades around Zellerbach Hall where Shapiro was planned to make an appearance. Police cleared out Sproul Hall at 4 p.m. not allowing any outside entry unless participants showed event tickets. At the peak of the protest, a thousand protesters were congregated outside of Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union on the intersection of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave. The night ended with hostility between the left and right winged event attendees. Student Union on the intersection of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave. The night ended with hostility between the left and right winged event attendees.

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Student observe signage posted inside Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Police line up in as security for the Ben Shapiro event in Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Protesters take photos in front of police in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Woman is arrested on Bancroft and Telegraph St. for spitting on a police officer in retaliation to Ben Shapiro’s appearance on the UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Police officers wait on the sidelines in case support is needed in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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People congregate outside Sproul Plaza because police deny entry into campus in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Sit-in demonstrators protest on the skybridge in between Eshleman Hall and Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Trump supporter enters Ben Shapiro Event in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017. 
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Trump supporter enters Ben Shapiro Event in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Police officers are separated from protesters by concrete barriers in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Woman yells at media and police in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Police man watches over the protest from the skybridge in between Eshleman Hall and Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Policemen watch over the protest from the skybridge in between Eshleman Hall and Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Police officer records the protesters in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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 A woman is pushed over and the police barricade to make room for medical treatment in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.
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Man is tied up for assaulting accused Fascist in Berkeley, Calif. Thursday, September 15, 2017.

 

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