PHOTOS: Groups protest in Berkeley over Ann Coulter
Mayor Jesse Arreguin said, "I'm proud that the university, the city, and our community stood shoulder-to-shoulder and allowed those with differing views to come and say their piece.
We may disagree with what they said, but we'll forever defend their right to say it. We just had one rule: do it peacefully. No violence, no vandalism. End of story."
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Hundreds gathered for the protests. There were only seven arrests and, no injuries or property damage was reported. Coulter did not appear.
Mayor Arreguin's full statement can be read below.
As mayor, my mandate is to protect free speech, and to protect public safety. We were never willing to trade one for another. pic.twitter.com/FRGKAq8UUf— Jesse Arreguin (@JesseArreguin) April 28, 2017
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