UC Davis Republicans cancel Milo Yiannopoulos event amid protests

The organizers (Davis College Republicans) cancelled the event on the advice of UC Davis police that it was not feasible to continue safely.

Following the cancellation of the UC-Davis event, Shkreli called the protest, "disgusting" and Yiannopoulos told supporters the speech was canceled due to violence from left-wing protestors.

Similarly, Yiannopoulos' speeches on college campuses - as part of his "Dangerous [homophobic slur] Tour" - have incited protests and violence wherever he goes. A large group evidently blocked access to the venue while protestors chanted, "Say it loud, say it clear, racists are not welcome here". He claimed that the price increase would allow his company to make new discoveries in pharmaceuticals, regardless of the difficulties caused for people who could no longer afford the drug.

Shkreil, the former chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, grabbed worldwide headlines after significantly hiking the cost of Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent in 2015.

Yiannopoulos writes for the Breitbart.com website and is permanently banned from Twitter after leading a harassment campaign against "Ghostbusters" actress Leslie Jones. Even if cancelling the event was their intent. He is popular with the ultra-conservative "alt right" movement.

Tonight's protest followed a letter issued earlier in January and signed by more than 900 grad students, through which students demanded that administration cancel College Republicans' hosting of Yiannopoulos, deeming it "a particularly harmful given the current sociopolitical climate in the United States". He was also recently temporarily banned from Twitter for making advances on a female writer for Teen Vogue.

Yiannopoulos blasted university officials, saying he doesn't charge for speaking fees and brings his own security.

First, a hateful speaker was "allegedly" silenced by an angry group of protestors at UC Davis on Friday night, and second, two days from now a group of Very Important People will meet in secret at an undisclosed location to pick the next chancellor of UC Davis.

He said there were no broken windows or other property damage during the protest despite reports.

Yiannopoulos proceeded to use the event to single out and humiliate a transgender student who attends the university, exactly as protesters had warned he would.

Yiannopoulos took to Facebook on Saturday, attacking both the university and the protesters.