UC Berkeley could see protests or riots on Thursday - due to Ann Coulter's now canceled appearance - and the city has been plastered with street artwork from right-wing agitators.
While Coulter will not be speaking, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes is planning to give remarks. McInnes is a controversial comedian, radio host and politically incorrect advocate for free speech. He is expected to attempt to speech outdoors at UC Berkeley with or without permission.
Coulter is headed for Berkeley Thursday even though her appearance was canceled due to concerns for her safety and the safety of her audience.
Posters resembling giant penises popped up in and around UC Berkeley Thursday morning courtesy of a conservative street artist - known by the pseudonym Sabo - who regularly lampoons Hollywood celebrities.
The street artist is also attacking Berkeley police and administrators for what he perceives as their inability to protect free speech.
The penises are meant to advertise an appearance Milo Yiannopoulos is planning next week at Berkeley, on May 5, which the controversial gay conservative has dubbed Cinco de Milo.
Sabo claimed that police detained him and his crew and ripped down many of their posters. They'll be putting up more later, he said.
"I've never been censored that much, that fast," said Sabo. "Milo offered to buy us a nice bottle of scotch and a dinner for the police trouble."
Some of the posters, like the one below, advertise a fake group called the Antifa running club. "Antifa" refers to self-described anti-fascists, left-wing activists that have clashed with right-wing demonstrators in the city recently over President Trump, Yiannopoulos and other conservatives.