Bad weather cancels talk by far-right commentator at WSU; protests planned at UW
SEATTLE — A talk by a far-right commentator who is known for leading a hate campaign that resulted in a lifetime ban from Twitter has been canceled due to bad weather.
Milo Yiannopoulos was due to speak to a sold-out crowd at Washington State University in Pullman on Thursday, but The Spokesman-Review reports that the College Republicans said it had been called off due to the snow-and-ice-related closure of Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass and “unsafe conditions on all highways leading to Pullman.”
Yiannopoulos was still scheduled to speak to a sellout crowd at the University of Washington on Friday.
Yiannopoulos writes for right-wing Breitbart News and is permanently banned from Twitter after leading a harassment campaign against “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones.
His speech at the University of California Davis last Friday was canceled by its sponsors after protesters blocked access to the lecture hall.