Category Archives: Riots

April 21, 2017

Don’t Know Much About History: Politico Blames Trump for Berkeley Violence

Politico’s David Siders offered a revisionist history of the violent suppression of free speech at the University of California Berkeley on Thursday with an article titled: “How Berkeley became a hotbed of violence in the Trump era.”

In a classic example of question-begging, Siders, assuming Trump is the catalyst, began his farcical explanation with a visit by Trump supporter (and then-Breitbart editor) Milo Yiannopoulos to the Berkeley campus in February.

But suppression of free speech at Berkeley by leftist mobs began long before.

As recently as 2014 — during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Free Speech Movement, no less — a mob of left-wing radicals broke up a speech by entrepreneur Peter Thiel, bursting into the hall where he was speaking to students and forcing him to flee for his physical safety. The event occurred long before Trump declared his candidacy for the presidency, and even longer before Thiel became a Trump supporter.

In 2000, as Breitbart News’ Daniel J. Flynn recalled, “a similar mob, including many looking like they had crawled out from under a dock in the marina at the end of University Avenue, drowned my words with shouts of “murderer,” “racist,” and “Nazi.” They attempted to rip the microphone cord from the wall. A hirsute man ‘mooned’ me. And, in one last indignity, the hecklers seized my writings to fuel an actual book burning.”

Flynn added: “This all happened under the watchful eyes of two pleasant Cal policewomen.”

[…]

Complete text linked here.

March 26, 2017

Report: Many Violent College Protesters Come From Wealthy Families

Ah, so, it’s the privileged that throw the best tantrums.

According to a new study by the Brookings Institute, the bulk of violent college protesters hail from wealth and privilege, evidenced by the fact that they are enrolled in expensive schools.

Protests turning violent over conservative lectures on campus continues to rise and played out most recently at Middlebury College where social scientist Charles Murray and political science Professor Allison Stanger were attacked by an angry mob of students who successfully shut down their debate. Stanger required a hospital visit to be fitted for a neck brace after her hair was violently yanked by one of the oh-so-tolerant students. And according to the Brookings study, those students have got quite the privilege:

But one overlooked irony of the events at Middlebury is how they perfectly proved some of the points that Murray made in his book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, which he had been invited to discuss. The book documents the separation of a “new upper class”, raised in rich neighborhoods, immersed in liberal, cosmopolitan values, and educated at expensive, liberal universities. In other words, it profiles the students of Middlebury College.

Middlebury’s students are among the richest and most privileged in America. The average enrollee comes from a household making a quarter of a million dollars a year, according to recent research on universities and social mobility. As many students at Middlebury come from the top 1% of households (23%) as come from the bottom four quintiles (24%). The annual cost of attending is almost $64,000 a year.

[…]

Complete text linked here.

March 19, 2017

Gavin McInnes, Based Stick Man talk “antifa” (Video)

Gavin McInnes of TheRebel.media talks to Kyle Chapman, who became known as Based Stick Man after fighting off far-left “anti-fascists”.

March 13, 2017

Turkish Riots In The Netherlands | Erdogan Threatens Europe! (Video)

On April 16th, 2017, Turkey will hold a referendum on “constitutional changes” which would grant Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan additional authority. The Netherlands and many European countries have significant Turkish populations who are eligible to vote in the referendum and Erdogan’s design to campaign in those countries has led to a significant diplomatic crisis.

March 11, 2017

UC Berkeley cops release photos of 31 suspects in campus riot (Video)

The destruction resulted in $100,000 damage and police said Thursday they plan to hold responsible “those persons who committed serious acts of violence and vandalism.”

UC Berkeley police are asking for the public’s help in identifying 31 suspects they say engaged in violence and vandalism during a riot that broke out when right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was invited to campus to speak last month.

Police released mostly blurry photos of the suspects, both men and women. In many of the images, the suspect’s faces are partly covered with bandannas. Some of the suspects are pictured standing near broken windows, while others are carrying protest signs or speaking into bullhorns.

The Feb. 1 protest at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza turned violent when hundreds of protesters spilled onto campus to demonstrate against the appearance by Yiannopoulos, the gay conservative former editor of the right-wing Breitbart News, at the student union on Sproul Plaza.

[…]

Complete text and video linked here.

March 7, 2017

Professor Injured By Crazed Mob at Middlebury Speaks Out: ‘This Was the Saddest Day of My Life’

“They had effectively dehumanized me.”

Allison Stanger, a professor of politics and economics at Middlebury College, says the mob of angry protesters who attacked her last week during Charles Murray’s visit to campus “had effectively dehumanized me.”

“They couldn’t look me in the eye, because if they had, they would have seen another human being,” she wrote in a post about the incident.

As I reported previously, Stanger had intended to serve as the moderator of the event: a discussion with American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray, the controversial author of The Bell Curve and Coming Apart. In her post, Stanger describes herself as a Democrat who does not agree with Murray, but nevertheless believes campus is a place for a robust debate about a variety of viewpoints.

Stanger’s firsthand account of what transpired can be found here. A few highlights:

I agreed to participate in the event with Charles Murray, because several of my students asked me to do so. They are smart and good people, all of them, and this was their big event of the year. I actually welcomed the opportunity to be involved, because while my students may know I am a Democrat, all of my courses are nonpartisan, and this was a chance to demonstrate publicly my commitment to a free and fair exchange of views in my classroom. As the campus uproar about his visit built, I was genuinely surprised and troubled to learn that some of my faculty colleagues had rendered judgement on Dr. Murray’s work and character, while openly admitting that they had not read anything he had written. With the best of intentions, they offered their leadership to enraged students, and we all now know what the results were. …

[…]

Complete text linked here.

February 16, 2017

VIDEO: French Police Flee Armed Mob as Week-Long Paris Riots Spread to City Centre

French police have been filmed fleeing from armed mobs as riots continue in Paris for the second week and the unrest has now spread to the city centre.

Hundreds of violent thugs took to the streets on Wednesday night near the Barbes Metro station, close to the major transport hub Gare du Nord. Windows were smashed, shops looted, fires lit, main roads blocked, and police cars targeted during the disturbance.

According to Le Figaro, the destruction is getting worse. At the beginning of the week, on the nights of the 12th and 13th, 32 vehicles were burnt out. On the 14th and 15th, some 47 cars were destroyed by fire as well as 59 bins.

Police appeared to have completely lost control at times, with unverified videos surfacing on Twitter of officers being chased out of certain neighbourhoods by rioters.

[…]

Complete text and additional videos linked here.

Le Pen Blasts French Govt ‘Paralysis’ over Paris Riots

French presidential candidate and anti-mass migration Front National leader Marine Le Pen has slammed the French government claiming it has become “paralysed”.

The Paris riots, which began over a week ago, have left a wave of destruction on the streets of Paris with cars burned and local shops smashed by gangs in the heavily migrant-populated suburbs of the Seine-Saint-Denis region. The continued rioting has earned the ire of the Front National leader who has accused the government of silence and inaction in the face of the violence in a statement.

“The forces of order are targeted by bands of scoundrels,” Le Pen said and noted that nothing has so far dissuaded the roaming gangs from continuing to commit acts of violence. Calling the situation “a shame for France” on the international stage, Le Pen said, “The government is silent. A silence that reflects both its cowardice and its impotence.”

The presidential candidate asked why the demonstration for the alleged victim of police abuse, a 22-year-old black youth worker Theo who was allegedly sodomised with a truncheon, was allowed to go on Sunday evening despite clear evidence the protest may turn violent. The protest did indeed turn violent that evening with several vehicles torched and protesters throwing stones at police.

Earlier this week, a busload of Korean tourists were also attacked in the area by the mob who robbed them and tried to set fire to their vehicle. The attack led the South Korean government to warn tourists against visiting Paris due to the violence.

[…]

Complete text linked here.

February 13, 2017

PARIS ERUPTS IN VIOLENCE: Many streets are NO-GO ZONES as five suburbs in flames (Videos)

Police in Paris are struggling to cope with the fall out from a plague of riots which have kicked off in the city’s northern suburbs.

Five large areas have been reduced to no go areas for the past five nights as masked men cause mayhem on the streets.

Now there are fears the fall out from allegations of police brutality could spread all over the country as unrest in the city grows.

Residents have been on lockdown as armed police tried to tackle the rioters who have caused millions of pounds of damage.

Police were hit with molotov cocktails and the heavy metal balls used in the French game Petanque.

And after setting cars and even a disability vehicle on fire the police have been forced to fire live rounds of bullets.

A reporter for the French TV company BMTV was also injured after being attacked.

The areas of Aulnay-Sous-Bois, Aulnay, Argenteuil, Bobigny and Tremblay-en-France in the Saint-Seine-Denis district have all been affected.

It follows allegations of horrific police brutality in a housing estate called Rose des Vents in Aulnay-Sous-Bois which is also known locally as the ‘city of 3000′.

Local residents and police forces have called the continued unrest “disgraceful” while the man allegedly assaulted by police named only as Theo has pleaded for calm.

[…]

Complete text and videos linked here.

Videos: Violent Anti-Trump Protesters in Austin Wave Latino Flags as They Block Traffic

There were also signs seen in the mob with the same profane message for President Trump from supporters of illegal aliens.

Not an American flag to be seen in videos of a violent protest in Austin, Texas Saturday night against the recent ICE raids and the immigration policies of President Donald Trump and Governor Greg Abbott. Flags from several Latin American countries were strung together and held across a major intersection by protesters blocking traffic. A similar protest was held the night before at the same intersection.

A couple motorists blocked by the protesters got out of their cars to complain, only to be attacked and forced back into their cars. One driver returned on foot and after heated words were exchanged a brawl broke out.

Video posted to Twitter by @AustinScanner:

@GregCasar you called for protest you got it. @GovAbbott @realDonaldTrump Austin Texas protest turned brawl Austin Texas 2-11-2017 pic.twitter.com/UfaqoOgLH6

— Austin Scanner (@AustinScanner) February 12, 2017

@GregCasar you called for protest you got it. @GovAbbott @realDonaldTrump Austin Texas protest turned brawl Austin Texas 2-11-2017

Police eventually showed up.

Breaking News #ICE Protest turned into brawl & lawlessness #Austin #Texas 2-12-2017 11pm #Rundberg #Lamar pic.twitter.com/ld6H6vDbb7

— Austin Scanner (@AustinScanner) February 12, 2017

Breaking News #ICE Protest turned into brawl & lawlessness #Austin #Texas 2-12-2017 11pm #Rundberg #Lamar (Sic 2-11-17)

Protesters taunted police and threw objects at them.

[…]

Complete text and videos linked here.