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Getty Museum evacuated due to unspecified threat


Authorities did not say what kind of threat the museum received.After all visitors and staff were evacuated, the museum was closed for the rest of the day. Officials said it would reopen Wednesday and resume business as usual. and called LAPD. They were told to evacuate visitors out of an “abundance of caution.” Officers at the scene were checking the facility and the LAPD bomb squad was notified of the incident. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The Getty Museum was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after receiving a threat over the phone, police said.Museum officials said they received the call around 3 p.m.


San Bernardino firefighters to take part in Race Across America to help crewmen with cancer


If you would like more information on the race and the Fire Family Foundation, you can click here. As a team, they are raising money for the Fire Family Foundation to garner support for their ride in June. The 30-year-old is battling a rare form of epithelioid sarcoma, which is a rare soft tissue tumor.”This ride means everything to me, and not only me, but to all firemen across the country. It was just the first leg of the 24-hour long relay. As the men raced across San Bernardino County Tuesday, they said their goal is to hit all 50 full-time fire stations.”We’re trying to simulate what we’ll actually be doing during the Race Across America, where we need to average about 400 to 420 miles per day,” Jackson said.The dress rehearsal so far has gone smoothly.The firefighters will wrap up their practice run Wednesday around 6 a.m. SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. near Wonder Valley. (KABC) — A team of San Bernardino firefighters are taking on a cross-country bike race in an effort to raise awareness about cancer and how firefighting increases those risks.For firefighter and paramedic Sean Jackson, a 393-mile ride on Tuesday was just for practice. Tim Goforth, Ricky Arnold and Travis Grape, are preparing for a much tougher journey. Jackson, along with Capt. In June, the four-man racing team will ride from San Diego to Annapolis, Maryland for the eight-day Race Across America.The men will be pedaling to bring awareness to the cause that is close to their hearts.”Currently, we have two guys from our department who are battling cancer, so that’s really become our inspiration,” Jackson said.The team’s inspiration is their colleague Cory Norton. They’re riding for everybody – to raise awareness for fire-service cancer,” Norton said.


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Viewership of ‘O’Reilly Factor’ drops without Bill O’Reilly


Bolling also showed a 16 percent drop from O’Reilly a week earlier, and he reached 3.11 million viewers.The 2.32 million who watched Gutfeld on Friday was down 39 percent from the previous Friday and, alarmingly, was even lower than Tucker Carlson’s audience at 9 p.m. A spokesman for 21st Century Fox declined to comment to the AP.Earlier, attorney Lisa Bloom said she was representing a former clerical worker at Fox who complained that day to a hotline established at Fox about O’Reilly’s behavior during her six months working there in 2008.The woman, who is African-American, said O’Reilly referred to her as “hot chocolate” at one point when they were together alone, made grunting noises and leered at her cleavage and legs, Bloom said. NEW YORK — Through four days of Bill O’Reilly’s vacation, his show’s viewership declined by 23 percent in the hands of substitutes Dana Perino, Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld.O’Reilly is on a nearly two-week vacation at the same time Fox News Channel’s parent company looks into a woman’s accusation that her career was slowed when she spurned his advances. The woman said she never had a direct conversation with O’Reilly.The woman, who is not contemplating any legal action, reported being “very stressed and disillusioned” about her job and believed she would be fired if she complained to anyone, Bloom said.Marc Kasowitz, O’Reilly’s attorney, said that it was “outrageous that an allegation from an anonymous person about something that purportedly happened almost a decade ago is being treated as fact, especially where there is obviously an orchestrated campaign by activists and lawyers to destroy Mr. Viewership tends to drop with the arrival of daylight savings time.Meanwhile on Tuesday, a women’s group said it planned to hire an airplane with a banner, as well as drop off petitions at Fox News Channel’s New York headquarters, calling for O’Reilly to lose his job at the network. Despite the vacation, the pressure is staying on O’Reilly and 21st Century Fox, which is looking into at least one complaint about his behavior. The Wall Street Journal – a newspaper owned by the same Murdoch family that owns Fox News Channel – reported late Tuesday that Fox executives were “preparing to cut ties” with O’Reilly. O’Reilly has denied any wrongdoing. And Fox pointed out that the network finished last week ahead of all cable networks in viewership, as it has for much of this year.O’Reilly’s viewership spiked in the days following an April 2 New York Times report on the harassment allegations. Carlson usually benefits from O’Reilly’s strong lead-in. Perino has done the best, with her 3.15 million viewers on Monday down 16 percent from O’Reilly’s performance a week earlier. He said he had evidence that a smear campaign is being orchestrated by “far-left organizations,” but he didn’t immediately release any.Nielsen company figures show that so far, viewers aren’t as interested in “The O’Reilly Factor” without O’Reilly. Dozens of his show’s advertisers have fled following reports of harassment settlements paid to other women. In the week that followed, viewership increased to an average of 3.71 million, up 12 percent from the week before the report and 28 percent over the same week in 2016.O’Reilly averaged nearly 4 million viewers a night for the first three months of 2017, his best performance ever. O’Reilly and enrich themselves through publicity driven donations.” It wasn’t immediately clear who he was referring to.Bloom, who represents another woman who has complained about O’Reilly’s behavior, said she is not taking payment for the O’Reilly cases.Later, Kasowitz said O’Reilly has been subject to a “brutal campaign of character assassination” that is unprecedented in more than 70 years. Still, the substitutes beat their cable news competition.


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Breast cancer rates among Asian-American women rising, study finds


Researchers with the institute found the largest increase in Koreans and Southeast Asians. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A study conducted by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California shows an increase in breast cancer rates among Asian-Americans in the state.While breast cancer rates have plateaued or declined for some racial groups, they have been steadily rising among Asian-Americans since the late 1980s. Japanese-Americans showed the slowest increases.


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$50,000 reward offered for man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend in Sylmar


James Fillmore. Police later identified the alleged gunman as Jose Benjamin Rodriguez, 39, her ex-boyfriend and the father of her son. They say he was in a stolen car at the time of the murder and that vehicle was later found in Mexico, but it’s unclear if that is where he is now.”This is a very dangerous man,” said Los Angeles Police Department Det. They say he snapped after she told him she was seeing someone else and he was lying in wait that day until she left her home.Investigators have been unable to track him down. MISSION HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Police and the family of a woman gunned down in Sylmar in January are hoping that a $50,000 reward will lead to her ex-boyfriend, the suspect in the case.Eloise Elizarraz was fatally shot in her car at Tripoli Avenue and Harding Street on Jan. “He’s a Pacoima project gang member and he has a long, lengthy history of domestic violence and a long history of assaulting women.” The Elizarraz family asked the public to help find Rodriguez.”All I’m asking is somebody please help police to put this man away before he hurts someone else,” said Connie Elizarraraz, the victim’s mother. 7 as she was heading to her first day at a new job.


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17-year-old girl killed in Moreno Valley triple shooting identified


It was unclear what led to the shooting. Ceja was one of three people shot Friday night in the area of Courage Street and Allies Place. (KABC) — A 17-year-old girl killed in a triple shooting in Moreno Valley was identified Tuesday.The teen was identified as Sofia Ceja, of Moreno Valley, by the coroner’s office. Ceja succumbed to her injuries at the hospital, while the other two were in unknown conditions. MORENO VALLEY, Calif. The investigation was ongoing. When they arrived, the suspect’s car fled the scene, caused a car crash and then fled from that crash.Ceja, a 26-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were all transported to a hospital. Authorities said they responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon in the area.


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Woman attacked by boyfriend w/ hammer in Chatsworth, police say


Authorities identified the suspect as Angel Rios, but did not provide further information. CHATSWORTH, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A man suspected of attacking his girlfriend with a butcher knife and hammer near a McDonald’s in Chatsworth remains on the loose, authorities said Tuesday night.The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. The investigation was ongoing. Some witnesses at the scene drove the victim to a nearby Los Angeles police station. at De Soto Avenue and Nordhoff Street near the fast-food restaurant. She was listed in stable condition and suffered stab wounds and multiple broken bones to her hands and arms.It was unclear what led to the attack. The victim was then transported to the hospital by firefighters.


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Warm temps bring more rattlesnakes to Inland Empire


CHINO HILLS, Calif. (KABC) — Warmer temperatures are bringing more rattlesnakes to the Inland Empire, and several hikers have already been bitten this year.Authorities said the winter rains have created plenty of hiding places for the rattlers. Watch Rob McMillan’s full report in the video above.


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‘Born in China’ looks at regions, wildlife rarely seen by westerners


“Then you move inland and there’s these vast areas that westerners have never seen.” The film, narrated by John Krasinki, opens in theaters Friday.For everyone who sees the film during opening week, Disneynature will contribute 20 cents per ticket to the World Wildlife Fund, with a minimum guarantee of $100,000.The Walt Disney Co. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Disneynature’s latest wildlife documentary takes us to the far reaches of the Far East.”Born in China” takes us to places cameras have never been, and shows us that families exist in every corner of the animal kingdom. is the parent company of ABC7. We see the bonds, the playtime and the hardships, starring animals that make you go “awwww!”The film crew was able to access rarely-seen areas of China.”Ninety percent of the population of China live along the coasts,” said producer Roy Conli.


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2 arrested in Burbank after high-speed chase on 5 Fwy


(KABC) — Los Angeles police chased two people from the northeast San Fernando Valley area into Burbank, before they crashed and were arrested in a short foot pursuit.The chase of a reckless driving suspect began shortly before 11 p.m., with the pursuit heading southbound on the 5 Freeway into Burbank at high rates of speed. Two people, a male and female, exited the vehicle and fled on foot in different directions.Officers took them both into custody after a short foot chase. AIR7HD’s SkyMap7 clocked the white SUV at speeds up to 90 mph before it exited the freeway at Buena Vista.The SUV drove around surface streets for a few minutes before crashing into a parked car. BURBANK, Calif.


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Thieves use post office master key to break into Toluca Lake complex twice


They nervously look around, open the mailboxes and take at least one item.Tenant Anne Benson said they didn’t have to break in. He is seen opening the mailbox with a bag and rifling through the items.Tenants are frustrated that the Postal Service has not been doing more to prevent the problem.”This has been going on, as we’re told by the post office, for such a long time that they just sort of shrug.”The U.S. “Someone has taken that key, and either given it to other people or decided to bring some friends along and swipe our mail.”A separate theft was committed on March 22 by a man wearing gloves who appears more aware of the camera. They didn’t seem to be aware of the cameras. They used a post office master key, which can open the building’s front door as well as the mailboxes.”We’ve been invaded,” she said. But each seemed to involve different suspects. The homeowners’ association says there is one master key and somehow more than one thief has apparently gotten their hands on it.The most recent theft was early Tuesday morning.Two women and a man were seen on video entering the complex around 3 a.m. TOLUCA LAKE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — An apartment complex in Toluca Lake has been victimized multiple times by thieves who apparently used a post office master key to enter the building and open up mailboxes.Two thefts targeting the complex in the 4300 block of Cahuenga Boulevard were caught on video. Postal Service Inspection Service says it will look into the thefts at the complex.


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Democrats pack Simi Valley town hall, but Georgia race also on their minds


Most in the crowd are Democrats asking tough questions of the GOP representative. They need 24 seats to regain control. “I want him to say no to Trump’s collusion.” .@SteveKnight25 holding town hall in Simi Valley. SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Trump himself has been active on Twitter trying to take down Ossoff. Steve Knight – but for many it was a congressional race in Georgia that was really on their minds.Democrats nationwide are hoping 30-year-old Jon Ossoff can shock the political world by winning a Georgia seat not held by a Democrat since 1979. Now, many Democrats have organized to ask him questions about health care and other topics at his Simi Valley forum.”I want him to be our knight,” said Sue Baker of Simi Valley. He also recorded a robocall warning voters that the Democrat would “raise your taxes, destroy your healthcare and flood our country with illegal immigrants.”In Southern California, Democrats also have Knight in their crosshairs.Earlier this year, he held a heated town hall in Palmdale. Otherwise, there will be a runoff election between the top-two finishers in June.The race is turning into a referendum on Trump’s presidency and a forerunner of Democratic efforts to retake the House in 2018. (KABC) — Democratic activists lined up Tuesday night to pack a Simi Valley town hall held by Republican Rep. He is running against eight Republicans. The seat was previously held by Tom Price, who was named by President Donald Trump as health and human services secretary.Any candidate who takes 50 percent of the vote Tuesday wins the race outright. pic.twitter.com/yJD4VOTxBi— Elex Michaelson (@abc7elex) April 19, 2017


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2 suspects shot by deputies at San Manuel casino


The San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino remained open.”The Tribe and Casino do our utmost to ensure that our patrons and employees are in a safe environment when they visit the community and we are working with the Sheriff’s Office tonight as well,” casino officials said. SAN MANUEL, Calif. (KABC) — Two car-theft suspects were injured in a deputy-involved shooting at the San Manuel casino Wednesday night, officials said.The incident began when San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies responding to a stolen car report approached a vehicle on the fourth level of the casino’s parking structure, officials said. Shots were fired and the persons in the car attempted to drive off, making it only to the third level.They were taken into custody and transported to a local hospital.No further details were immediately available.


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Suspect remains at large in murder of ex-girlfriend in San Bernardino


When officers arrived at the scene they found a woman down in the middle of the street bleeding.The woman, later identified as 31-year-old Darlene Vasquez Rubin of San Bernardino, was rushed to the St. Oldendorf (909) 384-5619. Jacinto’s vehicle was impounded from the complex, according to police.Authorities said Jacinto shot and killed Rubin after their relationship recently ended. Bernardine Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.Police and SWAT officers later surrounded an apartment complex in the 600 block of Central Avenue in Riverside searching for the suspected shooter, identified as 39-year-old Christian Jacinto of Riverside.Officials said they believed Jacinto was hiding in the complex, but when they made entry he was not inside. (KABC) — A suspect wanted in the murder of his ex-girlfriend in San Bernardino remains at large on Wednesday, according to authorities.San Bernardino police said they responded to a reported shooting in the 3600 block of Mount View Avenue at about 11:25 a.m. Rubin was a mother of two, according to officials.Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call Det. SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.


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Chase suspect heads wrong way on 10 Fwy, crashes into CHP car


(KABC) — A suspect in a high-speed chase drove the wrong way on the 10 Freeway before smashing into a CHP cruiser, police said.The suspect tried to flee on foot across the freeway, but was taken into custody. The CHP officer involved in the crash was believed to have only suffered minor injuries. BALDWIN PARK, Calif. #TRAFFICALERT: Major backup on WB 10 Fwy in Baldwin Park after police #chase suspect crashes into CHP cruiser https://t.co/SGz7ur5vJF pic.twitter.com/pWoNkDg94g— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) February 2, 2017 The westbound side of the 10 freeway in the Baldwin Park area was shut down as emergency crews responded to the scene.The freeway was reopened by around 9:35 p.m. but the Francisquito onramp remained closed. The chase began in the El Monte area and the suspect – believed to be in a stolen car – drove the wrong way on the westbound side of the freeway, officers said.


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Victims in Irvine fatal shooting ID’d as mother, brother of suspect


(KABC) — The victims in an Irvine double fatal shooting were identified as the mother and brother of the suspect in custody, police said Wednesday.The shooting victims were found Tuesday around 1 p.m. at a home on Crystal Circle in Irvine.Responding officers found another man at the scene, identified as Nolan Pascal Pillay, 37, and after investigating took him into custody for the shooting deaths.Witnesses reported hearing someone yelling “I’m sorry, I’m sorry” at the time of the shooting.The victims were identified as the suspect’s mother, Gloria Pillay, 58, and his brother, Arlyn Pillay, 35. IRVINE, Calif. Police said there were no other suspects and no danger to the community. Police say a gun was found inside the home.A nearby school was placed on lockdown as police investigated, but police said later there was no danger to children.Irvine is considered one of the safest cities in the United States for its size, with one of the lowest rates of violent crime per 100,000 residents in the country.


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WB 10 shut down in Baldwin Park after chase suspect crashes into CHP


#TRAFFICALERT: Major backup on WB 10 Fwy in Baldwin Park after police #chase suspect crashes into CHP cruiser https://t.co/SGz7ur5vJF pic.twitter.com/pWoNkDg94g— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) February 2, 2017 The westbound side of the 10 freeway in the Baldwin Park area was shut down as emergency crews responded to the scene.The freeway was reopened by around 9:35 p.m. The chase began in the El Monte area and the suspect – believed to be in a stolen car – drove the wrong way on the westbound side of the freeway, officers said. BALDWIN PARK, Calif. but the Francisquito onramp remained closed. (KABC) — A suspect in a high-speed chase drove the wrong way on the 10 Freeway before smashing into a CHP cruiser, police said.The suspect tried to flee on foot across the freeway, but was taken into custody. The CHP officer involved in the crash was believed to have only suffered minor injuries.


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Santa Ana construction worker raises awareness of male breast cancer


“To be honest with you, I just never thought, I was never aware that it could happen to a man,” Manshack said.Although breast cancer is 100 times more common in women, oncologic surgeon Dr. “When he stood and looked at himself, one side was in and one side was normal.”Experts say men and women are basically the same when it comes to breast cancer symptoms and treatment, but men don’t do mammograms or self-exams and they take a lot longer getting to the doctor.Carpenter’s advice was to consult a doctor if you notice a lump or a change in one breast.Manshack discovered he carried the BRCA2 gene mutation increasing his risk for recurrence and other cancers. Michele Carpenter with St. After his doctor delivered some good news, Tim Manshack hugged his wife as he took another step in his fight against breast cancer. ORANGE, Calif. He opted for a double mastectomy.”Ten years from now, I don’t want to find out that yes it could come back, and I had a chance to head it off at the time,” Manshack said.Through the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, Manshack found a supportive brotherhood of fellow patients. Joseph Hospital in Orange says the number is growing among men.”There seems to be some inter-relationship with estrogen. (KABC) — It’s often viewed as a woman’s disease, but the American Cancer Society says about 2,500 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and about 500 die.One Santa Ana construction worker wants men to wake up to the fact that they can get breast cancer too. The estrogen in male fat is just like what there is in female fat stores,” she explained.The 55-year-old construction worker often supported relatives going through breast cancer by wearing a pink hat.But six months ago when he noticed an inverted nipple, he tried to ignore it.”There was some discomfort and so on, but I’m a man,” Manshack said. Carpenter described on a diagram how like in most men, Manshack’s tumor was right behind the nipple.”It was was pulling in on the ducts and his nipple was going in,” Carpenter described. He’s launched a GoFundMe page where you can learn more about men with breast cancer and his own personal battle. He feels it’s his mission to spread awareness.”I realized it became a responsibility that was bestowed on me,” Manshack said.Manshack’s medical bills are mounting.


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Fullerton students arrested for alleged school shooting plot


They had also set a series of explosive devices throughout the school.Police served search warrants at multiple locations in Anaheim. Coyle at (714)738-3156 or provide an anonymous tip to OC Crime Stoppers at 1(855)TIP-OCCS. FULLERTON, Calif. They were being held at Orange County Juvenile Hall.It was not immediately clear if they had access to weapons.Police asked anyone with more information to contact Fullerton PD School Resource Officer A. (KABC) — Two Fullerton high school students were arrested for allegedly plotting a school shooting that they were overheard describing as “bigger than Columbine,” police said.Police say two students of Troy High School were overheard at an athletic event Tuesday night discussing plans to “shoot up.” Police say they described their plot as “bigger than Columbine.” They also allegedly discussed different types of firearms to use and their effectiveness.A witness took a picture of the two students and provided information to a Fullerton Police Department school resource officer.Police and school officials identified the two students and say an investigation reveals the two conducted online research about school shootings, including weapons and past shootings like Columbine.The 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado killed 12 students and one teacher before the two shooters killed themselves. The two 16-year-old students were detained for making criminal threats and conspiracy to commit a felony.


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UC Berkeley protests over Breitbart editor turn violent


Yiannopoulos spoke Monday night at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he drew a diverse crowd of opponents and supporters. “Chancellor Dirks in his statement said the Constitution does not allow him to restrict free speech, and that’s not true,” said protest organizer Mukund Rathi. Berkeley officials told ABC7 News they have outside police agencies ready if necessary to keep the same sort of scene from forming at Berkeley.”We are confident that we have the plan and the pieces in place,” said Dan Mogulof of UC Berkeley. speech. Yiannopulos had also been scheduled to speak to Republicans at UCLA on Thursday, but that appearance had also been canceled, prior to the Berkeley protests.A Facebook posting last week from the Bruin Republicans said the group’s board decided they will no longer be able to host Yiannopulos.Among the reasons: “We were unable to accommodate the long list of requirements that were set forth by Milo’s team.” The group also noted that safety was a concern given the violent protests at several of his events.But an additional note in the post contradicts some of the initial letter, stating: “To clarify: we are not canceling the event due to the threat of protestors. The sold-out event was sponsored by the Cal Poly chapter of the College Republicans and not by the university itself.He has yet to step foot on campus, but the famous provocateur is stirring debate and prompting protests at Berkeley.The barricades are up for the crowds expected ahead of Yiannopulous’ speech.”We’re doing this because we feel like we want to exercise our free speech,” said President of the Berkeley College Republicans Jose Diaz. Cal State police monitored the crowd closely. Davis was canceled at the last minute due to security concerns.U.C. DAVIS, Calif. between both sides on the Cal campus ahead of Yiannopoulos’ 8 p.m. He’s been called a spokesperson for the so-called “alt-right” movement for his extreme views on Islam, social justice, and political correctness.WATCH LIVE: Violent protests force cancellation of Yiannopulous speechHe’s a self-proclaimed “internet troll” who has been widely criticized for being racist and misogynistic. The event is sponsored by the Berkeley College Republicans. Milo canceled on us due to the fact that we could not meet his accommodations.” A similar event at UC Davis was also canceled.The 32-year-old Greek-born British journalist is a senior editor for the conservative news and opinion website. as the event approached, with demonstrators lighting fires and fireworks on the Cal campus. “The law, ample court precedent, and the Supreme Court could not be clearer that this event is fully and completely protected by the first amendment.” Berkeley campus. “We want to bring someone here on campus to help speak on issues that sort of opens the dialogue.”But there are many others who believe Yiannopulous’ rhetoric is hateful, even dangerous, and has no place on a public university campus. — A planned appearance Wednesday by controversial internet figure Milo Yiannopulos, an editor for the conservative website Breitbart was cancelled after protests turned violent on the U.C. “Universities restrict free speech all the time for educational and security reasons.”Last month, Yiannopoulos’ planned appearance at U.C. Video shows fireworks being set off at UC Berkeley amid protest over #MiloYiannopoulos https://t.co/B9c876LkJT pic.twitter.com/RkHUAbU3CP— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) February 2, 2017 Passions started flaring around 4 p.m. Extra police officers were called to monitor the event.The protests turned violent shortly before 5 p.m.


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