STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ A conservative speaker whose appearance at the University of California,

Berkeley in the fall sparked protests is scheduled to speak this week at the University of Connecticut.

Ben Shapiro, the editor-in-chief of conservative news and commentary site The Daily Wire, is scheduled

to appear Wednesday evening at an event hosted by UConn’s College Republicans.

The talk comes two months after a speech by another right-wing pundit, Lucian Wintrich, led to the

arrests of him and a protester who took his notes from the podium at UConn. Charges against Wintrich

were dropped. The protester was charged with misdemeanor larceny and disorderly conduct.

A UConn spokeswoman says students and employees with a valid school ID will be issued tickets or

wristbands in advance for entry.

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