Last Friday, famed cartoonist and uc berkeley grad Scott Adams issued a statement on his personal blog saying that he will no longer donate money to the school because of the university's failure to protect milo yiannopoulis' freedom of speech.

In Adams' February 3rd post, titled "Berkeley and Hitler," the cartoonist -- who is best-remembered as the creator of the "Dilbert" comic strip -- says he based his decision to withhold financial support to his alma mater on concerns that he wouldn't feel safe or welcome on campus. Adams wrote: "Speaking of Hitler, I’m ending my support of UC Berkeley, where I got my MBA years ago.

I have been a big supporter lately, with both my time and money, but that ends today."

Adams refuses to side with violent protesters

He added that he refuses to side with the protesters in black masks "who were clubbing people who hold different points of view" -- a reference to the violence that took place last Wednesday while right-wing provocateur and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulis was preparing to speak at UC Berkeley.

Protesters, attired in black and wearing masks, set fires and broke windows, while video footage of the violent demonstration shows one female Yiannopoulis supporter being pepper-sprayed in the face while giving an on-camera interview. Berkeley police confirmed that protesters surrounded a car, dragged the driver out of the vehicle, and began beating him.

Milo Yiannopoulis evacuated from UC Berkeley

CNN estimated that more than 1,500 protesters, most of them students, gathered outside the university's student center last Wednesday evening to participate in the demonstration, and reported that Yiannopoulis had to be evacuated from the scene out of concerns for his safety.

Adams quipped in a previous blog post that it's not safe to be a Trump supporter in California; he explained that "backing Clinton reduces my odds of dying at the hands of my fellow citizens."

Even local lawmakers have taken it upon themselves to attack President Trump, as well as his family and supporters. In January, state senator Nancy Skinner of Berkeley demanded that First Lady Melania Trump produce papers proving that she's a legal citizen of the United States.