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Milo Yiannopoulos Speech At NYU Postponed For Safety Reasons

October 31, 2018 - 12:21 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) -- A scheduled Halloween night speech by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at New York University has been postponed due to public safety concerns.
 
The university says it agreed to the postponement after Mayor Bill de Blasio asked them to reschedule it in light of the nearby Halloween parade Wednesday night.
 
A mayoral spokesman says the New York Police Department can handle anything, but having the speech immediately adjacent to one of the biggest events all year "doesn't make a lot of sense.''

In an Instagram post, Yiannopoulos blasted the move, calling himself the most censored man in America. He says the entire city "is terrified of one gay man stepping out of line and calling out the Left as the intolerant, censorious crybabies they are.'' 

As of today, I am without question the most censored man in America. The entire city of New York is terrified of one gay man stepping out of line and calling out the Left as the intolerant, censorious crybabies they are. And they just proved it—by censoring me again. I couldn’t ask for more conclusive proof: The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, today demanded my talk at NYU be canceled (“rescheduled” in their euphemistic language) and the President of NYU has complied. So. It’s not happening. I’ll post my talk online tomorrow instead. RIP, First Amendment. They’re not even pretending any more.

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Yiannopoulos said he plans on delivering his speech as planned at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at an undisclosed location in New York City. It will be streamed on YouTube and Dangerous.com.

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