UC Berkeley

The cost of free speech isn't cheap at UC Berkeley

There is a price to pay for free speech, and the University of California, Berkeley forecasts inflation.

It cost the famously liberal university an estimated $600,000 to put the campus on virtual lockdown as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke Thursday night.

That's on top of another $600,000 spent in April to secure the campus during the planned visit of right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, which was ultimately canceled.

An additional $200,000 was spent on security for an event featuring former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, which was abruptly called off when left-wing anarchists rioted outside the event.

"It's an incredible amount of money,"...

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