PHOTOS: Protests erupt at UC Berkeley ahead of Milo Yiannopoulos event

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 08:25PM
Broken glass litters the ground of the Martin Luther King Student Union at U.C. Berkeley on Feb. 2, 2017. (Wayne Freedman)
A police officer in riot gear stands in the Martin Luther King Student Union at U.C. Berkeley during a violent protest on Feb. 2. 2017. (KGO-TV)
Protesters gather on the UC Berkeley campus after the cancelation of Milo Yianoppoulos' event on Feb. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Protesters gather on the UC Berkeley campus after the cancelation of Milo Yianoppoulos' event on Feb. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Protesters gather on the UC Berkeley campus after the cancelation of Milo Yianoppoulos' event on Feb. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Protesters gather on the UC Berkeley campus after the cancelation of Milo Yianoppoulos' event on Feb. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Protests erupt on UC Berkeley campus ahead of Milo Yiannopoulos event, in Berkeley, California. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (KGO-TV)
Protesters gather on the UC Berkeley campus after the cancelation of Milo Yianoppoulos' event on Feb. 2, 2017. (KGO-TV)
Protests erupt on UC Berkeley campus ahead of Milo Yiannopoulos event, in Berkeley, California. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (KGO-TV)
Protests erupt on UC Berkeley campus ahead of Milo Yiannopoulos event, in Berkeley, California. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (KGO-TV)
Protesters gather on the UC Berkeley campus after the cancelation of Milo Yianoppoulos' event on Feb. 2, 2017. (KGO-TV)
Protests erupt on UC Berkeley campus ahead of Milo Yiannopoulos event, in Berkeley, California. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (KGO-TV)
Protests erupt on UC Berkeley campus ahead of Milo Yiannopoulos event, in Berkeley, California. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (KGO-TV)
Protests erupt on UC Berkeley campus ahead of Milo Yiannopoulos event, in Berkeley, California. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (KGO-TV)
Protests erupt on UC Berkeley campus ahead of Milo Yiannopoulos event, in Berkeley, California. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (KGO-TV)
BERKELEY, Calif. - Protests erupted at UC Berkeley ahead of a Milo Yiannopoulos event.

The 32-year-old Greek-born British journalist is a senior editor for the conservative news and opinion website. He's been called a spokesperson for the so-called "alt-right" movement for his extreme views on Islam, social justice, and political correctness.

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The university canceled the event shortly after protests broke out.
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