Pharmaceutical executive and investor Martin Shkreli was on the campus of University of California-Davis to participate in an event organize by College Republicans. At the event, a video uploaded to Twitter by a user with the handle Kris Hooks purports to show that dog feces was thrown at him while he was surrounded by shouting protesters.
Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos and Shkreli were headlining an event on January 13 on the California campus. However, due to protesters who loudly denounced them, the event was cancelled and will be held at a later date. At about 30 minutes prior to the scheduled event, a large number of protesters blocked access to the venue. When police told that because they could no longer guarantee safety, police claim that the College Republicans decided to cancel. The university announced that there was one person detained for resisting arrest and battery of a police officer, and that was no property damage. Both Yiannopoulos and Shkreli have been outspoken supporters of Donald Trump.
The outspoken Yiannopoulos disputes the university’s version of the incident and claimed that it was campus officials ended the event. “Left-wing thugs scared UC Davis into canceling my event last night by damaging property, hurling excrement at guests and starting fights,” he wrote on January 14.
According to LawNewz, university spokesman Andy Fell acknowledged having seen reports of feces or urine being thrown but denied that it happened. He said that eggs were thrown during the incident.
The event has been rescheduled for January 21. The university chancellor expressed disappointment over the cancellation. According to a campus newspaper, Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter said, “As I have stated repeatedly, a university is at its best when it listens to and critically engages opposing views, especially ones that many of us find upsetting or even offensive.”