Berkeley Police MIA Once Again as Violent Antifa Mob Attacks Trump Supporters

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The streets in the city of Berkeley are once again flooded with black-clad leftist anarchists using violence to stop supporters of our president from gathering in public — and once again the police are nowhere to be found to stop the assaults.

Several thousand people gathered on Sunday for a “Rally Against Hate” in response to a Patriot Prayer event that had originally been planned for the same time, but was canceled after the city refused to issue a permit. Despite the cancellation, a handful of brave Trump supporters still showed up.

Footage from the scene captured shocking amounts of violence, including a Trump supporter being beaten with pipes and sticks.

Irma Hinojosa of Latinos With Trump was also assaulted by the protesters and branded a “Nazi.”

Hinojosa wrote on Twitter that a demonstrator had hit her wrist to knock her phone out of her hand.

A journalist, described by Hinojosa as left of center, attempted to intervene as a mob of Antifa attacked someone who was already on the ground.

Berkeley was once the home of the free speech movement, but now appears to belong to the radical anarchists who seek to silence those they disagree with — all while ironically claiming to be against fascism.

It wasn’t just the right who were at risk of being attacked by the violent mob — the press also became a target.

A White House petition to label Antifa a domestic terrorist organization has surpassed 308,000 signatures in just over a week — despite the glowing endorsements the black-clad mobs have been receiving from mainstream liberal media.

The petition states:

“Terrorism is defined as ‘the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims’. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States.”

In response to a speaking event by Milo Yiannopoulos earlier this year, members of Antifa wearing ski masks and all-black attire from head to toe launched fireworks and molotov cocktails at police, caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the MLK Student Union, and toppled a mobile light structure which set its generator on fire. The city estimated that the rioters caused between $400,000 and $500,000 in damage to the area outside the university.

Black bloc is a common tactic used by far-left anarchists to make it difficult to identify violent protesters for prosecution, by making themselves indistinguishable from one another. While the tactic has been used in various parts of the world for decades, the first recorded use of black bloc tactics in the United States was at the Pentagon in 1988, during a protest calling for the US to stop supporting right-wing death squads in El Salvador. Since then, it has been a common movement at protests across the nation, picking up steam after the Occupy Wall Street protests swept across the country.

Since the infamous riot at the Yiannopoulos event, the alt-left aggressors have successfully shut down or prevented several more right wing speakers, including Ann Coulter.

On September 24-27, Yiannopoulos is returning to Berkeley to hold a “Free Speech Week.” Coulter and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon are also reportedly scheduled to appear.

“I intend to return Berkeley to its rightful place as the home of free speech — whether university administrators and violent far-left antifa thugs like it or not,” Yiannopoulos said in a press release about the event.

It has previously been revealed that Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin is a member of the Facebook group for the militant far left organization By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) and friends with one of their leads organizers, Yvette Falarco, on the network.

BAMN was named by the FBI in 2005 as thought to be involved in domestic terrorist activities.

Arreguin, who many have speculated was behind stand down orders to police during previous riots in the city, made headlines in February for his tweets prior to BAMN organizing the riot outside Yiannopoulos’ event.

“Using speech to silence marginalized communities and promote bigotry is unacceptable. Hate speech isn’t welcome in our community,” Arreguin had tweeted, hours before BAMN assisted Antifa in launching the violent attack.

The mayor also referred to Yiannopoulos as a “white supremacist,” but was later forced to issue an apology.

“I consider much of what Mr. Yiannopoulos says to be hateful. But I regret and apologize for the white national label,” Arreguin tweeted.

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