EDUCATION

Protests erupt as far-right speaker returns to UC Davis

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on a decision by his former company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, to significantly raise the price of the anti-parasitic medication Daraprim. Heated protests at the University of California, Davis brought the cancellation of planned speeches by far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and former pharmaceutical executive Shkreli shortly before the event was to begin. University police put up barricades as protesters shouting "shut it down" grew increasingly rowdy in the hours leading up to the talks on Friday night, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on a decision by his former company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, to significantly raise the price of the anti-parasitic medication Daraprim. Heated protests at the University of California, Davis brought the cancellation of planned speeches by far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and former pharmaceutical executive Shkreli shortly before the event was to begin. University police put up barricades as protesters shouting "shut it down" grew increasingly rowdy in the hours leading up to the talks on Friday night, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)  (The Associated Press)

Far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos (yuh-NAH'-poh-lihs) has held a rally at the University of California, Davis.

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2ixVEkb) Yiannopoulos stood on a picnic table Saturday at the campus quad and used a megaphone to decry Friday's cancellation of planned speeches by him and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli.

Protesters used their own megaphone to periodically interrupt him.

Yiannopoulos then walked through the campus, followed by supporters and a loud group of counter-protesters chanting, "No Milo. No KKK. No fascist U.S.A."

Yiannopoulos writes for right-wing Breitbart News and is permanently banned from Twitter after leading a harassment campaign.

Shkreli was heavily criticized in 2015 for raising the price of a lifesaving malaria medication.