Trump Threatens to Cut UC Funding Following Violent Protest

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After a violent protest caused the cancellation of a speech by a far-right commentator at the University of California at Berkeley Wednesday night, President Donald Trump is suggesting that the school should lose federal funding.

A crowd protesting the appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart News hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and sparked a massive bonfire.

The protest led school officials to call off the event. In a tweet Thursday, Trump suggested that the school “does not allow free speech” and that it “practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view.”