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And there's an even bigger difference between 'just not wanting someone to speak on your campus' and physically obstructing the ability of someone to speak on your campus.

The rise of the latter is why this matters.

There's a distinction between the everyday students, who might not want Coulter on their campus (who would?) but aren't going to do anything about it, and the violent anarchists who come in to cause trouble.

The latter group very much wants Coulter to be there.

If Berkeley police weren't told to stand down some of the violent anarchists would have been arrested and this distinction would have been proven.

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