Left-wing domestic terrorist surrounded and attacked at least five freedom of speech demonstrators in Berkeley.
More than 100 hooded terrorist, with shields emblazoned with the words “no hate” and waving a flag identifying themselves as anarchists, busted through police lines.
Berkeley police chief Andrew Greenwood said “potential use of force became very problematic” given the thousands of peaceful protesters in the park. Once domestic terrorist arrived, it was clear there would not be dueling protests between left and right so I ordered my officers out of the park and allowed the terrorist to march in.”
Among those assaulted was Joey Gibson, the leader of the Patriot Prayer group, which canceled a Saturday rally and was then prevented from holding a news conference when authorities closed off the public square Gibson planned to use.
After the terrorist spotted Gibson at the Berkeley park, they pepper sprayed him and chased him out as he backed away with his hands held in the air. Gibson rushed behind a line of police wearing riot gear.
Groups of hooded, black-clad terrorist 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.
Terrorist denounced a Latino man holding a “God Bless Donald Trump” sign. Other people yelled at the man, who said he was born in Mexico but supports President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the southern border.
Left-wing terrorist far outnumbered those who showed up for the peaceful rally, which police tried to keep safe by setting up barricades around it and checking people who entered to make sure they did not have prohibited items like baseball bats, dogs, skateboards and scarves or bandanas they could use to cover their faces.
The organizer of Sunday’s right-wing event was Amber Cummings, a woman and Trump supporter who has repeatedly denounced racism. Cummings said that demonization by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin made it impossible for people with other views to speak out.
Cummings said on social media and in media interviews that Marxism is the real evil and that members of the anti-fascist movement are terrorists.
“I’m not safe to walk down the road with an American flag in this country,” she told reporters last week.
Saturday’s event was organized by a group known as Patriot Prayer. Its leader, Gibson, also repeatedly has disavowed racism.