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Protesters shout before a speaking engagement by Ben Shapiro on the campus of the University of California Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. (Josh Edelson/AP)
Protesters shout before a speaking engagement by Ben Shapiro on the campus of the University of California Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. (Josh Edelson/AP)
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"Free Speech Week" is scheduled for Sept. 24-27 on the University of California Berkeley campus, and it's causing a lot of controversy. The event is being organized by the conservative online student publication The Berkeley Patriot and right-wing activist Milo Yiannopoulos.

Some students and faculty are organizing a boycott, and organizers of the event have accused the university of "slippery" tactics aimed at preventing it from happening. John Sepulvado (@johnlgc) of KQED joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson with more details.

This segment aired on September 20, 2017.

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