Berkeley officials face lawsuit over Yiannopoulos rioting
The University of California at Berkeley and other officials face a $23 million lawsuit brought by a student who was pepper-sprayed during the school’s riots in February.
Kiara Robles, a President Trump supporter who was attacked with pepper spray by a protester, seeks damages via a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Freedom Watch, a conservative nonprofit, filed the lawsuit Monday on her behalf, accusing the school and 18 others of civil rights violations, negligence and other charges.
Others named in the lawsuit include: the UC Berkeley Police Department, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and UC President Janet Napolitano.
Protesters caused more than $100,000 worth of damage on Berkeley’s campus Feb. 1 before an event featuring provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled.