Cal Poly officials said more than 100 officers from seven law enforcement agencies were brought to the campus Tuesday to provide security in case a massive crowd of unruly protesters showed up during a speech by controversial right-wing agitator Milo Yiannopoulos.
As it turned out, about 150 protesters rallied peacefully at the campus during Yiannopoulos’ appearance, which was a stop on his “Dangerous Faggot” tour to colleges across the country.
The tour has sparked large demonstrations and some arrests at other campuses. On Wednesday, his appearance at UC Berkeley was canceled amid a violent protest and at least one fire.
About half the demonstrators at Cal Poly came for a protest unrelated to the visit by Yiannopoulos, an editor at the right-wing Breitbart website. They marched through campus to protest President Donald Trump’s executive orders since taking office.
Another cluster of protesters loudly chanted outside Spanos Theatre, where Yiannopoulos spoke, burning a Confederate …