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Bad weather cancels talk by far-right commentator at WSU; protests planned at UW

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Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative columnist and internet personality, looks at his tablet device during a press conference down the street from the Pulse Nightclub, June 15, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Yiannopoulos was briefly banned from Twitter on Wednesday. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.