Time to call out the Antifa crowd again, just so no one makes the mistake of considering if they actually have a point, other than to topple our government from the inside.
Sunday’s “anti-hate” rally in Berkeley, California had to be called off because of, well, hate.
The Antifa crowd, with their nifty matching black ensembles descended on the rally and began doing what the anti-free speech, anti-free Republic, overall jerkwads do.
They attacked supporters of Donald Trump, or at least those they thought were supporters of Donald Trump, and in general, ruined the day.
From the Associated Press:
Thousands gathered Sunday in response to a planned anti-Marxism protest that was canceled amid concerns demonstrators might be attacked. The counter-demonstration was largely peaceful for several hours until the antifa, or anti-fascists, overran police barricades around the protest area. The violence was swift but brief, and among those targeted was Joey Gibson, leader of the right-wing organization Patriot Prayer that had called off a demonstration a day earlier in San Francisco.
Berkeley Police Chief Andrew Greenwood said officers were told not to actively confront the anarchists. He applauded officers’ restraint, saying it forestalled greater violence. Six people suffered injuries, including two who were hospitalized, and one officer was injured while making an arrest and several others were hit with paint.
I don’t get the whole thing with the police standing down and allowing this group to do what they do.
It would be one thing if they showed up with signs and just shouted at other demonstrators. That’s not what they’re doing.
This video is an example of what they actual do, and this was a person who may not have been a Trump supporter, but was just heading to the store.
There were 13 arrests, including arrests for assault with a deadly weapon.
The response from law enforcement is just nuts. I had to read this several times, and I still can’t find reason in it.
“The potential use of force became very problematic” given the thousands of peaceful protesters in the park, Greenwood said. Once anarchists arrived, it was clear there would not be dueling protests between left and right so he ordered his officers out of the park and allowed the anarchists to march in.
There was “no need for a confrontation over a grass patch,” Greenwood said.
If you were having a problem determining peaceful protesters from the thugs, I can help. The thugs are the ones hitting people.
Officials in Berkeley and San Francisco had been girding for the possibility of violent clashes at right-wing demonstrations. But Saturday’s in San Francisco by Patriot Prayer was called off, and police blocked access to a public square where Gibson had planned to hold a news conference. He instead held it outside the city and criticized police for not doing enough to ensure supporters’ safety at the originally scheduled location of Crissy Field.
I’d say he’s right to criticize.
The anti-Marxist rally in Berkeley was organized by Amber Cummings, a transsexual supporter of Trump. Citing the potential for violence, she canceled the event but said she would show up on her own. She was not seen there, though Gibson vowed to come and when he did anarchists set upon him.
They pepper-sprayed him and chased him as he backed away with his hands held in the air. Gibson rushed behind a line of police wearing riot gear, who set off a smoke bomb to drive away the attackers.
Separately, groups of hooded, black-clad protesters attacked at least four other men in or near the park, kicking and punching them until the assaults were stopped by police. The assaults were witnessed by an Associated Press reporter.
A recent petition to the WhiteHouse.gov petitions page was started on August 17, and required 100,000 signatures by September 16, 2017 to be addressed by the White House.
As of this writing, it has 310,761 signatures.
A February version of the same request fell short, with a little over 5,000 signatures.
It would seem people have become increasingly disgusted with the actions of Antifa, and they want solutions from their government.