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GOP Official Apologizes After Saying Berkeley Protests Required ‘Another Kent State’

A Michigan Republican official and conservative radio host has apologized after facing bipartisan criticism for invoking the Kent State massacre to criticize anti-right wing protests on 2 February 2017:

Dan Adamini told the Detroit Free Press that he was sorry for contributing to the “spawning of hatred” through two online posts that have since been deleted (along with his Twitter and Facebook accounts).

Adamini, the secretary for the Marquette County GOP, reacted to the protests surrounding editor Milo Yiannopoulos’s planned 1 February 2017 appearance at the University of California campus in Berkeley by tweeting:

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