- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - A talk by a far-right commentator who is known for leading a hate campaign that resulted in a lifetime ban from Twitter has been canceled due to bad weather.

Milo Yiannopoulos (yuh-NAH’-poh-lihs) was due to speak to a sold-out crowd at Washington State University in Pullman on Thursday, but The Spokesman-Review reports (https://goo.gl/wKAetn ) that the College Republicans said it had been called off due to the snow-and-ice-related closure of Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass and “unsafe conditions on all highways leading to Pullman.”

Yiannopoulos was still scheduled to speak to a sellout crowd at the University of Washington on Friday.

Yiannopoulos writes for right-wing Breitbart News and is permanently banned from Twitter after leading a harassment campaign against “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones.

His speech at the University of California Davis last Friday was canceled by its sponsors after protesters blocked access to the lecture hall.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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