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Far-right speaker Yiannopoulos decries canceled event

Associated Press

DAVIS, Calif. – Far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos has held a rally at the University of California, Davis.

The Sacramento Bee reported Yiannopoulos stood on a picnic table Saturday at the campus quad and used a megaphone to decry Friday’s cancellation of planned speeches by him and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli.

Protesters used their own megaphone to periodically interrupt him.

Yiannopoulos then walked through the campus, followed by supporters and a loud group of counterprotesters chanting, “No Milo. No KKK. No fascist U.S.A.”

Yiannopoulos writes for right-wing Breitbart News and is permanently banned from Twitter after leading a harassment campaign.

Shkreli was heavily criticized in 2015 for raising the price of a lifesaving malaria medication.

He is scheduled to speak Thursday at Washington State University in Pullman and Friday at the University of Washington.

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