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Violent Berkeley Riot Causes Cancellation of Milo Yiannopolous Speech — Berkeley, February 1, 2017

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A long-anticipated speech by editor Milo Yiannopolous was abruptly canceled Wednesday evening after protests outside the U.C. Berkeley event quickly escalated into a violent riot.

Rockets and incendiary devices were fired at police, the Student Union campus building where Milo was scheduled to appear was besieged and severely damaged, Trump supporters were assaulted, fires were ignited, and the riot then spilled out onto city streets where windows were smashed and businesses vandalized.

This page contains videos and photos of the riot taken by me, documenting the violence — as well as additional videos taken by other witnesses showing assaults on Milo supporters.

Much of the violence was at first initiated by a large contingent of masked self-styled “anarchists,” but they were cheered on and encouraged by the overall crowd of several thousand protesters who screamed “Shut it down!” and “Fuck the police!” as the black-clad anarchists began smashing things up and throwing firebombs. When it was announced that Milo’s speech had been canceled, the entire crowd of protesters (not just the anarchists) erupted into celebration. The crowd then dispersed into city streets where they committed more violence and vandalism over the next several hours.

Left-wing campus groups had been planning the riot for months, as detailed in “The Official Anti-Milo Toolkit,” a comprehensive strategy document prepared by a coalition of leftist organizations outlining exactly how to get Milo’s Berkeley appearance canceled, and providing shockingly fascistic rationalizations as to why free speech should not be allowed for conservatives.

With lots of videos and photos — for example:

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39 Responses to “Violent Berkeley Riot Causes Cancellation of Milo Yiannopolous Speech”

  1. 1TheNextBubble on Feb 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm:

    Thanks Zombie for giving us another inside look at a protest, sorry I mean riot. Stay safe covering these.

  2. 2Troy Riser on Feb 3, 2017 at 12:14 pm:

    The people who organized these riots are well-funded and trained, but the ones above them, the ones bankrolling and strategizing these disruptions, aren’t thinking this through. They think this will be a replay of the Nixon years. They think they’ll advance their agenda. They think they’ll disrupt the Trump Administration. What they’ll get will be a counterreaction-not by the government, not by police, which is what the organizers are hoping for, but by private citizens in protective groups. Look at those bloodied Trump supporters (and random bystanders mistaken for Trump supporters). From this point on, the violence will only escalate.

    We had a civil war once. It was blood-soaked and catastrophic, decimating a whole generation and laying waste to entire regions. It took the country a hundred years to recover–and some could successfully argue we never did.

    These riots leave me heartsick. I see where this is headed, how it’s probably going to play out. It’s so clear in my head it’s as if it’s already happened.

  3. 3LoneStarFatboy on Feb 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm:

    Troy, folks who know history know what’s going to happen. Thing is, this ain’t an unarmed population, is it?

  4. 4Scott on Feb 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm:

    I am frustrated that these perpetrators are not held to account. Police need to surround, disarm, subdue, and jail these idiots…by many accounts “professional protesters” and pseudo-anarchists, and get the truth about what they are doing out of them. If they are indeed Berkeley students, they need to pay for the damage they have done and be expelled. And if they only get one, he has to pay the whole freight until he identifies more of them, and one by one all of them be held to account.

    George Soros and other wealthy leftists are funding this crap, and they are VERY much for capitalism…crony capitalism as chronicled by Zombie on his blog during the Obama years. These other students who participate with their nifty little signs are merely being manipulated. They are the sad victims of their own manipulative masters who are cowards with no discipline or direction. They are the Bernie Sanders of the future.

    This isn’t going to stop until these fake protesters are shown to be the bullshit artists they are. And it needs to cost money…A LOT OF MONEY. We’ll see this “movement” dissipate very quickly when these precious snowflakes come home crying to daddy who has a $150,000 bill or two to fix damage their little baby boy inflicted on property.

    It’s a matter of time until we see shootings at these protests. In fact, Milo had a speech earlier this month where someone was gunned down…interestingly, it was reported that the “victim” was a protester, and the shooter was a supporter. Do you suppose the Trump/Milo/free speech advocate was bullied or threatened and merely defended himself against the precious snowflakes inappropriate violent advances?

    And through it all, it is amazing that the idiot left is proving one of Milo’s central themes in his speeches…that the left conflates differing opinions with hatred thereby justifying violence against those who dare exercise their first amendment rights. And ultimately, just as those leftists scream “racist!” and “nazi!”, they prove through their own actions that they have no issue with deploying fascist tactics to stop others from exercising their first amendment right.

  5. 5Carolina Girl on Feb 3, 2017 at 4:20 pm:

    Zombie, my old friend, what would we do without you? It takes an amazing courage I don’t possess to walk into the lion’s den and document what the mainstream media will never report. Stay safe.

  6. 6Jummy on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:37 pm:

    Progressives have set their own trap. We know that the moment either the police or patriots meet violence with violence, progressives’ media will reframe the story into a martyr myth. For this reason, we should never push back. We can only let them escalate. After a year of this, after progressivism has turned into a full-fledged terrorist movement, the Democrat party will ve irreversibly stigmatized by the terrorism done in their name.

  7. 7wodun on Feb 4, 2017 at 12:24 am:

    @ Troy Riser What they’ll get will be a counterreaction-not by the government, not by police, which is what the organizers are hoping for, but by private citizens in protective groups.

    They are used to trying to instigate the police to react but normal people are not paid to take that kind of abuse. The tactics Democrats use would start a fight in any other context than there being someone getting paid not to react. But like a puppy that was never trained, they are emboldened by decades of being dbag bullies with no one standing up to them.

    @ Jummy After a year of this, after progressivism has turned into a full-fledged terrorist movement, the Democrat party will ve irreversibly stigmatized by the terrorism done in their name.

    It hasn’t been an issue for them for the last thirty years. They always use violence and always have some rationalization for it.

  8. 8mark on Feb 4, 2017 at 6:09 am:

    “it was reported that the “victim” was a protester, and the shooter was a supporter”

    Last account I was that they were BOTH protesters. The attacker had a tattoo of a swastika with a red circle and slash on it but the shooter only notices the swastika and thought he was a skin-head trump supporter.

  9. 9Scott on Feb 4, 2017 at 7:09 am:

    Thank you, Mark. It makes more sense that way. So to my original point, the shooting has begun. Time to shoot back.

  10. 10Pete on Feb 4, 2017 at 7:28 am:

    Another excellent report Zombie. Care to share your thoughts on BAMN/Yvette Felarca?

  11. 11rktman on Feb 4, 2017 at 8:00 am:

    Thanks for showing up there Zombie. We’ve missed your stuff. Worried about you since you seem to have been busy doing other things. Hope all is well with you. From just east of the Sierras.

  12. 12zombie on Feb 4, 2017 at 10:21 am:

    10 Pete
    Another excellent report Zombie. Care to share your thoughts on BAMN/Yvette Felarca?

    For those who don’t know, Yvette Felarca is a Berkeley middle-school teacher who overtly advocates and teaches her students that it is not merely “OK” but it is morally REQUIRED to attack and kill “Nazis.” She herself had been arrested physically assaulting people when her group, “BAMN” (By Any Means Necessary) gets into rumbles with skinhead gangs. Despite being convicted of violent felonies and fired as a result, the parents of Berkeley protested and got her reinstated as a public school junior-high level teacher. She basically turns her classroom into a communist indoctrination and military tactics training center.

    So, thanks to Yvette Felarca and others like her, there are now generations of Berkeley youngsters who have grown up being taught to beat up and kill anyone they deem to be a “Nazi.” And since the OTHER half of the indoctrination process is to call any and all non-leftists “Nazis” as a way of dehumanizing them, what we have gotten is a massive demographic of college-age and teenage kids who think it is their moral duty to assault and if possible kill anyone who disagrees with leftist ideology.

    I’m quite sure that you will find several ex-students of Yvette Felarca amongst the “rioters” who wanted to kill Milo and who later attacked any random person on the street who they thought “looked like a Nazi.”

    None of this is by accident. Yvette Felarca and her ilk, in Berkeley and elsewhere, are INTENTIONALLY brainwashing their students to become the shock troops of the communist revolution. And the parents of those kids are THRILLED about it, because they want to live vicariously through their children to relive their own glory days of protesting and smashing things up.

  13. 13TMLutas on Feb 4, 2017 at 10:59 am:

    How many security jurisdictions did the violence span? Where is the after action report for each jurisdiction and what are the flaws found?

    In the computer age, we have the calculating power to handle such questions. In the internet age, we have the ability to cheaply share the report to all citizens (who have the power to fix things if they are adequately informed).

    We do not do such things because we have integrated neither the computer, nor the internet into our politics in the US. This needs to end before we end up with competing bands of death squads.

  14. 14L.Block on Feb 4, 2017 at 11:47 am:

    As much as I enjoy seeing them burn their own litter box, I agree that at
    some point there could be taxpayers that reach the end of their complacency
    and start doing hit and run drive-bys while the police are otherwise occupied.
    Most would would find a new hobby quickly I would think.

  15. 15Scott on Feb 4, 2017 at 2:57 pm:

    The Daily Californian quotes:

    By Any Means Necessary organizer Yvette Felarca said campus administration and Chancellor Dirks should have predicted that response of this magnitude would occur, citing the string of protests that erupted before Yiannopoulos’ speaking events scheduled at several other college campuses, including UC Davis and the University of Washington.

    “Just the fact that he was allowed to come was already raising the level of racism and hostile campus climate,” Felarca said. “We’ve seen people get shot when he comes to the campuses. Chancellor Dirks knew that and he had the authority to step in for the safety of students to step in, to stop it and to prevent it.”

    A few observations: She was quick to mention where there were riots (protests) at Campuses, but neglects to mention where Yiannopoulos spoke and there were no issues. That would be an inconvenient fact. Another inconvenient fact includes the campuses where Milo spoke and there were protests with no violence or property destruction. Notice how she says just allowing him to come raised the level of racism and made the campus environment hostile. In other words, anybody who disagrees with us is a racist, and we will become violent to prevent him/her from speaking.

    Who raised the level of hostility? Milo? Or the protesters? Or their organizers? People like Felarca are using others to accomplish their objective: achieve a fascist state.

  16. 16Stan on Feb 4, 2017 at 4:45 pm:

    ‘Protest’ organizer calls for more violence.

  17. 17Uncle Monkey on Feb 4, 2017 at 5:16 pm:

    Another great job by the legendary Zombie.
    Being in the bay area myself I’m disgusted with the local media helping to egg on these rioters while painting a pretty picture and literally making some of these out to be family events. The typical person watching sees a few people straying from the “peaceful protests” who vandalize a few trash cans. That bald mustached idiot from 5 Eyewitness news does a morning coffee show on Saturdays with Willy Brown, which is unwatchable by any sane person. The things we’re seeing from Zombie and others never make it onto the news – and if it does it has been edited in such a way as to give no idea how innocent the victim really is.

    The media here is complicit and just as guilty as the black bloc and the students who protect them. The “peaceful protestors” know they couldn’t accomplish their ultimate goal without the fascists, it’s a sick symbiotic relationship. California is far more red than most people realize – it’s only with the illegal vote they’ve accomplished so much. Even sane democrats are fed up. Sadly, the only way this is going to end is giving them the war they’re agitating for, it will not go well for them.

    Stay safe Zombie, and keep up the good fight.

  18. 18Pete on Feb 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm:

    Thanks for the reply Zombie. After the events at the capital building over the summer between ANTIFA/BAMN and the Trad Workers Party, I spent some time researching/doxxing the participants. Felarca’s eagerness to get camera time with the press led me to spend most of my time on BAMN, although it appeared many of the couple hundred leftists that showed up were more ANTIFA-proper affiliated. Of the latter, most were street level leftists – either indoctrinated in the UC/Cal State system, or the semi-employable outliers of society.

    BAMN is a different animal. Due to their perchance for causing mayhem with their loud/disruptive “direct action” they have been viewed as counterproductive by other less militant leftist groups, almost as though their protests were an end unto itself. BAMN had some legal successes in the 2000s fighting to maintain racial preferences in admissions/affirmative action. Much of this was coordinated by Donna Stern and Shanta Driver in their Detroit/Ann Arbor collectives. The Bay Area group appears to focus on violent actions, and yes I was aware of Felarca’s teaching position. Shame she was un-suspended.

    You may find this interesting – testimony of an ex-BAMN member who claims it’s an abusive cult –

  19. 19dc on Feb 4, 2017 at 10:15 pm:

    Great coverage Z-man. Thank you.
    The free speech movement in Berkeley
    has never been about free speech. Anything but.
    When the folks are protesting fascism by being fascists
    it’s truly a looking glass world.

  20. 20KeyWestReader on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm:

    I am an insurance professional and want to say that all policies covering buildings have an Exclusion for Coverage when damages are caused due to riots or civil commotion. So these violent anarchist/leftists are destroying businesses that serve them yet probably have no clue that funds to rebuild and reconstruct will be borne by them, in the form of higher prices for goods and services.

    Let these savages destroy their own city – once it is reduced to rubble, just make sure you keep them they hell out of your cities and towns. They are an extremely tiny minority of humanity and they are basically isolating themselves in their liberal/leftist enclaves. Let them burn their own sh*t down, who cares…. Idiots.

  21. 21KeyWestReader on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm:

    Also, ZOMBIE… You’re teh awesome!

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    12 zombie
    Can I breathe easy, assuming that you do keep under deep cover at these events? It would be a tragedy not to be able to salute you as the “Undead” One. :-D

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  27. 27Vee on Apr 4, 2017 at 5:33 am:

    Missed this one? Another Berkeley riot is scheduled for April 15.

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  30. 30Ryan on Jun 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm:

    Violence has occurred predominantly between anti-Trump protesters, some of whom were anarchists, anti-fascists and other far-left radicals, and supporters of Donald Trump. Two incidents, which occurred on March 4 and April 15, were pro-Trump rallies met with counter-protesters.

  31. 31Leila Steward on Jun 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm:

    Violence must be stop. no more racist thing because it make things worst and worst until anarchy will flare out. Hopefully not

  32. 32BCA on Jul 11, 2017 at 4:09 pm:

    Boom! If the Brit says so, then hate speech is cool. Right?

  33. 33BCA on Jul 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm:

    Holy smokes! Boom! If the Brit says so, then hate speech is cool. Right!

  34. 34Scott on Jul 15, 2017 at 2:22 pm:

    Hate speech according to you, BCA. So your first amendment rights usurp those with whom you disagree? David Horowitz is right: inside every progressive leftist is a totalitarian dictator trying to get out. BOOM!

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  36. 36BCA on Jul 25, 2017 at 7:03 pm:

    You gotta let them put out the fire, at least.


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  38. 38Scott on Jul 29, 2017 at 8:01 am:

    Who is “them”, BCA? Antifa? They are the ones who are setting fires and breaking windows, all in the name of resisting “hate speech”. Dunno if it has occurred to you, but destroying other people’s property is pretty hateful, no? Milo says Leslie Jones is a guy and basically illiterate, and everyone in Berkeley pops an artery! If they want to “resist”, the best thing to do is turn their attention away from Milo. What frightens them is that Milo’s overarching point is correct. Now the tactic is to employ fascist activity to suppress his right to free expression. Same for Ben Shapiro. Same for Ann Coulter. And frankly for anyone with a conservative view. Is that OK with you, BCA? Do you really think you’ll be part of the ruling class when the “revolution” takes place? If so, you are fooling yourself. You have the right to espouse socialism. I have the right to prove you wrong. Yours is not hate speech. Nor is mine. Being right, or harsh in criticism is not hateful. It usually is the truth, which is hurtful to snowflakes. Sniff.

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