Protests as conservative writer Ben Shapiro speaks at Berkeley

The right-wing speaker is a former Breitbart editor

Crowds have begun to gather on Telegraph to protest ahead of right-wing journalist Ben Shapiro's talk at Berkeley this evening.

Portions of Bancroft and Telegraph are closed off and barricades have been erected throughout the university.

A woman with a megaphone addressed the crowd, saying we should not tolerate our chancellor and administration letting speakers like Shapiro and Ann Coulter come to our campus.

More to follow.

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