‘Mostly Peaceful’ Leftwing Savages ‘Protest’ Berkeley Speech With Out of Control Violence

Posted by on Feb 02, 2017 at 7:52 am

Pretty much every newscast and radio report this morning labeled outspoken gay man Milo Yiannopoulos as far-right, so what do we call these violent animals who tore up the University of California at Berkeley Wednesday night?

We’re OK with criminals, anarchists, leftwing goons and savages, because that’s exactly what they are.

A protest at UC Berkeley over a scheduled appearance by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos turned fiery and violent Wednesday night, prompting police to cancel the event and hustle the Breitbart News editor off campus.

But even after the event’s cancellation, hundreds of protesters spilled off campus into the city streets, where the violence continued as they confronted drivers, engaged in fights, smashed storefront windows and set fires.

Protesters decried President Trump’s policies as much as they did the visit by Yiannopoulos, a gay conservative who has been making the rounds at college campuses across the country with his “Dangerous Faggot” talks, specializing in remarks meant to insult, offend and disgust liberals who disagree with his ideas.

The trouble began around 6 p.m., two hours before Yiannopoulos was to begin his speech inside the student union building on Sproul Plaza. Protesters outside the building began throwing fireworks and pulling down the metal barricades police set up to keep protesters from rushing inside. Windows were smashed and fires were set outside the building as masked protesters stormed it. Police quickly evacuated Yiannopoulos for his own safety.

Berkeley police said five people were injured and some people, including a man who said he had hoped to see Yiannopoulos speak, were seen with their faces bloodied. There were no arrests.

Police said protesters threw bricks and fireworks at police officers. University police locked down all buildings and told people inside them to shelter in place, and later fired pepper balls and paint balls into the crowd of protesters who defied orders to leave the area. Police called in support from nine of the 10 UC campuses and the Oakland Police Department and Alameda County sheriffs department.

“This is what tolerance looks like at UC Berkeley,” Mike Wright of Berkeley College Republicans, the group that invited Yiannopoulos to the campus, said outside the student union building as smoke bombs went off around him.

As he spoke, someone threw a glass bottle of red paint at him. The bottle shattered and splattered paint on his clothing. “It’s sad,” he said.

On Berkeley’s city streets, protesters took their rage against construction sites and businesses, smashing windows at banks and stores. They also confronted motorists, and at one point a driver sped off with a protester on the car hood.

University officials had earlier rejected requests to cancel Yiannopoulos’ appearance. In a letter to the campus community last week, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said, “The U.S. Constitution prohibits UC Berkeley, as a public institution, from banning expression based on its content or viewpoints, even when those viewpoints are hateful or discriminatory.”

This is not acceptable behavior in a civilized country and if the university, city and state refuse to put a stop to it, it’s time to shut them down. Laughably, one media outlet labeled these criminals as mostly peaceful.

UC Berkeley graduate student Pike Long was glad the event was eventually shut down, but she believes university administrators should have canceled it sooner.

“I’m very happy we shut the event down and didn’t give this fascist a platform,” Long said. “On the other hand, I am frustrated with the escalation of setting things on fire because ultimately I think it’s counterproductive to our movement.”

You think, genius?

David Pedersen, a student from University of San Francisco, planned on attending the sold-out event with a group of classmates. He watched the revelers, who were mostly peaceful with the exception of some masked protesters.

“Kids from this school, smashing their own building,” he said disapprovingly. “They don’t want to talk politically. They just want violence. No free speech.”

His classmate Anthony, who would not give his last name, said “it’s like ‘Lord of the Flies’ out here.”

Like ‘Lord of the Flies,’ but at least it was mostly peaceful. So much for tolerance.

Shortly after the Breitbart News editor’s event was called off, he posted a statement on his Facebook page:

“I have been evacuated from the UC Berkeley campus after violent left-wing protestors tore down barricades lit fires, threw rocks and Roman candles at the windows and breached the ground floor of the building. My team and I are safe. But the event has been cancelled. I’ll let you know more when the facts become clear. One thing we do know for sure: the Left is absolutely terrified of free speech and will do literally anything to shut it down.”

In a subsequent interview with Fox News, Yiannopoulos said UC Berkeley is “a liberal campus. They hate libertarians or conservatives who dare to express an opinion on their campus. They particularly don’t like me.”

The self-described “libertarian, gay, Trump-supporting provocateur” said college campuses are places where “you should be able to engage with different ideas.”

Those who attend his appearances, he said, include people who “don’t necessarily agree with me but just want to hear the other side. They were prevented from doing so this evening by violence from the left — the left that is terrified of anyone who they think might be persuasive or might be interesting or might take people with them.”

Analysis: True.

Over to you, President Trump:

Do it, and do it today.

Here’s a look at more of the mostly peaceful savages:

We either put an end to this savagery or it will continue. You’ve got a day of reckoning coming, California. You either put this nonsense down or it’ll be put down by force.

So true.

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One Response to “‘Mostly Peaceful’ Leftwing Savages ‘Protest’ Berkeley Speech With Out of Control Violence”

  1. fully automatic pez dispenser on 2/02/17 at 11:17 am

    The only thing missing is snappy uniforms designed by Hugo Boss and the moonlight burning of books authored by those untermenschen conservatives.
    I’m sure the snowflakes in California would love to secede even with their large debt due to taking care of Mexico but the federal government owns 45.8% of California.
    Maybe not as much as other Western states (Utah, Nevada, Oregon) but it is a sizeable portion.