In what appears to be an affirmation that there is no free speech at the University of California at Berkeley, Ann Coulter, who vowed to deliver a speech that she was asked to by a Berkeley student group, abruptly cancelled her university appearance after students supporters chose not to back her.
According to a Reuter's report Coulter said today that there would be no speech. "... I looked over my shoulder and my allies had joined the other team ... "
The cancelation came after controversy erupted earlier this week, when opponents of conservatives appeared to be gearing up for violent protests to keep her from speaking at Berkeley.
Coulter had said she had agreed to meet all the requirements the University had imposed on her for the event, and the University still chose cancel her appearance, asserting that they could not guarantee there would not be violent protests.
When Coulter insisted that she would go anyway, and use instead Berkeley Plaza as the venue, the students, who were backing coulter's right to speak, pulled out of the deal, ostensibly because of the threats of violence, and Coulter then cancelled her appearance.
Earlier this year another Conservative was prevented from speaking at Berkeley, when violent protesters caused severe damage and severely threatened the security of Milo Yiannopoulos and students in attendance at that event.