Tolerant Leftists at the University of California at Berkeley were SO upset about Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos speaking at the campus that they rioted and set fires. The speech was shut down.
Milo Yiannopoulos doesn’t fit the mold.
– He’s a 32-year old British, gay, conservative Trump supporter who is the Tech Editor of Breitbart.
– He prefers dating black men.
– He’s said that he believes homosexuality is ‘more nurture than nature’ and would try conversion therapy.
– He has been given a lifetime Twitter ban for his followers ‘trolling’ Ghostbuster actress Leslie Jones.
He has been strangely labeled alt-right, racist, homophobic, misogynist, and Islamophobic. He is despised by the left and makes some on the right uncomfortable.
Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in the mid-1960s, betrayed their open-discussion roots and shut down speech.
President Trump responded to the riot via, what else, Twitter:
Makes sense. If you violate the First Amendment, perhaps you don’t need federal funding.
But this is a different time.
The Berkeley riot took things to a whole new level.
This violence occurred at the Martin Luther King Jr. student union building in February.
Let that sink in…
Quite ironic that violence broke out in front of a building named after a black man who was a staunch believer in nonviolent protest on the first day of Black History Month.
It looks like the students at Berkeley need to brush up on their Black History.
The protests at the nation’s number-one-ranked public university were so violent that administrators warned the rest of the student body to shelter in place and the talk was eventually called off.
Protesters tore down barricades, let off fireworks and set the campus ablaze during the furious protests over the conservative Breitbart editor.
Hundreds rallied against Yiannopoulos in a demonstration which turned violent and destructive, with protesters vandalizing dozens of businesses and smashing storefront windows. University police locked down all buildings and responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, according to witness reports.
Yiannopoulos himself later posted a video complaining that UC Berkley was ‘no friend to free speech any more.’
The journalist said he had been planning to speak about cultural appropriation but claims his speech was over taken by the ‘hard left.’
‘It turns out the progressive left… which has become so antithetical to free speech has taken a turn post Trump’s election. Where they simply will not allow any speaker on campus even someone as silly and harmless and gay as me, to have their voice heard.
‘They are absolutely petrified by alternative visions of how the world could look.’
He added that it was both ‘ironic and sad’ that the campus was the home of the free speech movement, but it was ‘no friend to freer speech any more.’
‘I am of course not the racist or sexist or anything else that the posters that they put up claim that I am.’
University police confirmed that the campus was on lockdown as they reported they were bringing in extra resources to tackle the ‘violent demonstration.’
‘Milo event cancelled. Shelter in place if on campus. All campus buildings on lockdown. #miloatcal,’ they tweeted…
…’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,’ he wrote.
‘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.’
He also claims that a Trump supporter wearing a Make American Great Again hat was assaulted and kicked while on the ground.
‘This is what tolerance looks like at UC Berkeley,’ said Mike Wright, a Berkeley College Republican member told SF Gate before someone threw paint on him. ‘It’s sad.’
Read more: Daily Mail
The images are unbelievable and unsettling:
Yiannopoulos is often erroneously called a ‘Nazi’ despite being part Jewish.
This man, Eddy Brock, claims he was attacked by anti-Milo protesters. Brock is a free speech advocate.
Bank windows were smashed…
And the seemingly inevitable destruction of a Starbucks…
Yes, that is the interior of a Starbucks. Which is ironic, really because now where will they go for their post-riot half-caf soy latte with extra foam? Nevermind, looks like they made that coffee ‘to go’:
Watch a conservative woman get pepper sprayed after a news interview:
Watch a woman get brutally hit during the riot:
Watch UC Berkeley campus riot as Milo Yiannopoulos talks on the phone to Tucker Carlson:
Watch Milo respond:
At another event at the University of Washington, someone was shot outside. Here is how Milo reacted when he learned of it during the event:
Let’s sum up with a quote that brought Milo to America in the first place.
If only the American leftist students at the University of California at Berkeley believed in Free Speech as much as a British immigrant conservative.