Berkeley, Calif., Mayor Jesse Arreguin has a special request for UC Berkeley: Cancel campus conservatives’ Free Speech Week next month because . . . antifa.
Don’t “provoke” the hundreds of goons with opinions they oppose, for fear they’ll again turn out and smash things.
“I don’t want Berkeley being used as a punching bag,” said Arreguin. “I am concerned about these groups using large protests to create mayhem.”
To be fair, the city has faced months of problems — with some out-of-the-area right-wingers also coming in to mix it up with the antifa thugs. But antifa is now raging even when there’s no organized opposition, managing this past weekend to destroy a peaceful Rally Against Hate.
The Free Speech Week in late September expects to host righty provocateur Milo Yiannopolous, perhaps plus other verbal bomb-throwers such as Ann Coulter and Steve Bannon and perfectly conventional conservative Ben Shapiro.