Violent Protesters Shut Down Milo Yiannopoulos’ Cal-Berkeley Event

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Sounds like the Left only likes free speech that it agrees with. Violent protests shut down Milo Yiannopoulos’s event at University of California-Berkeley:

The university said fires were set, including one caused by a firebomb that ignited a generator-powered spotlight, and commercial-grade fireworks were thrown at police. NBC Bay Area showed a group of people grab a metal barricade and smash it against a door.

“The violence was instigated by a group of about 150 masked agitators who came onto campus and interrupted an otherwise non-violent protest,” UC Berkeley said in a statement. Some people were attacked and police treated six people for injuries, the university said.

Yiannopoulos said on Facebook that he was evacuated and blamed “violent left-wing protesters.”

The university said the event was called off at around 6 p.m. local time “amid violence, destruction of property and out of concern for public safety,” and estimated 1,500 people were outside the venue.

 

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  1. C.V. Compton Shaw

    February 3, 2017 12:46 pm

    The “Cultural Marxism” and “political correctness” which are prevalent in Academia in the USA and other nations are threats not only to academic excellence and freedom but to democratic and republican institutions, themselves. Thomas Jefferson noted that a well educated citizenry is requisite for a functional republican democracy. Therefore, the “Cultural Marxist” triad of “terrorism” (political correctness-violent demonstrations, for example), political indoctrination, and sustained guerrilla warfare represent not only a threat to academia but to democratic and republican institutions .
    “The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible, and glittering—a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons—a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting—three hundred million people all with the same face.” From George Orwell’s “1984”.

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