Trump Raises Possibility Of Cut Federal Funds For U.C. Berkeley In Response To Violent Protests

By Rachel Koning Beals Markets MarketWatch Pulse

President Donald Trump has responded on social media early Thursday to violent protests at the University of California, Berkeley. A planned appearance there Wednesday by controversial internet figure Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor for the conservative website Breitbart, was canceled after protests over the planned event turned violent on campus. In response, Trump tweeted: "If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?" Protesters took to the streets of Berkeley Wednesday afternoon and evening local time after police dispersed the crowd at the university. Some protesters broke into several banks and businesses including a Chase location and a Wells Fargo location, according to local news reports.

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