Just over a month ago UC Berkeley made international headlines for the supposedly unprecedented violence that happened on their campus as riots broke out. The riots were aimed at featured speaker Milo Yiannopoulos, and would eventually cause roughly $100,000 in damage to the campus.
Yiannopoulos is a pro-Trump provocateur, and household name in the right-wing movement. At the time of the protests he was a senior editor at Breitbart, and was known for being gay, jewish, and an immigrant. What sets him apart from other voices in the right-wing movement is his identity, which doesn’t fit the narrative given by the left — that has labeled the right as being against gays, jews and immigrants. How ironic.
UC Berkeley and city officials we warned of potential large protestsAt the time UC Berkeley came out publicly stating that they had no idea that such massive protests could have happened, and that they were taken entirely by surprise by the whole situation. Now, as reported in an exclusive article by HeatStreet, we are finding out that the statement was part of a cover-up. The protests could have been avoided, but weren’t, due to the negligence of UC Berkeley and city officials.
“…emails between the college and officials with the city of Berkeley’s Mayoral Office seem to contradict that notion. The emails, acquired by Heat Street through the California Public Records Act, show that UC Berkeley had actually written to city officials in the days leading up to the event warning about the possibility of large numbers of “off campus protesters” and the potential for the protests to “spill over into adjacent streets and neighborhood.”