(WASHINGTON TIMES) Police made nine arrests, a large crowd of protesters rallied, and a nearby building was occupied, but otherwise Ben Shapiro’s speech Thursday night at the University of California Berkeley went off without the mayhem that has plagued recent conservative events.

Inside Zellerbach Hall, the conservative author and pundit received an enthusiastic reception from students and others, including several who said during the Q&A session that they disagreed with him on many issues but supported his right to speak.

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