Berke­ley of­fi­cials face law­suit over Yiannopou­los ri­ot­ing

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Dou­glas Ernst

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.

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