COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Prominent conservative political activist, Milo Yiannopoulos will speak at UCCS Thursday after three protesters were arrested outside his Boulder speech Wednesday night.
Two student groups invited the controversial British author and social media personality to speak on campus. The UCCS chapters of the College Republicans and Turning Point USA are putting on the event at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Upper Lodge on campus. Tickets are required, but are available free of charge.
At his event at the University of Colorado, Yiannopoulos railed against feminists and liberals and made jokes about Muslims, overweight people and others as about 200 people demonstrated against him.
The Boulder Daily Camera reports Milo Yiannopoulos gave a talk Wednesday titled "Why Ugly People Hate Me" in which he argued that the most beautiful people have conservative views and that "liberalism is the refuge of the joyless and unattractive people."
He is an editor at the conservative website Breitbart News. The paper says he was cheered by many in the audience of about 400 in an auditorium on the campus.
Outside the auditorium, protesters said Yiannopoulos spews hate speech, the paper reported