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After Charlottesville violence, colleges brace for more clashes

Berkeley is ready to spend as much as $500,000 to protect a single lecture

Dana Goldstein | NYT 

After a planned speech in February by the right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos attracted demonstrators who started fires and shattered windows, the University of California, Berkeley realized it had a major hole in its event planning. “We did not have enough police officers,” said Dan Mogulof, assistant vice chancellor for public affairs at Berkeley. So beginning this semester, student groups hosting large events are required to inform the college at least eight weeks in advance, so it has time to prepare a security plan. For the most controversial speakers, hundreds ...

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First Published: Mon, August 21 2017. 10:35 IST