Antifa at war

Antifa at war

When Milo Yiannopoulos attempted to speak at the University of California, Berkeley last year, the leftist paramilitaries known as “antifa” were ready.

They responded with rioting.

Police officers reportedly did nothing as attendees were assaulted by the masked mobs. But now, a civil lawsuit may hold both antifa and the city responsible for the violence.

John Jennings, Katrina Redelsheimer, Trever Hatch and Donald Fletcher have sued the leadership of the school, the local police department and some individual members of the police department for failure to protect attendees. Two alleged antifa members who engaged in violent behavior, Ian Dabney Miller and Raha Mirabdal, were also sued.

“This action seeks to protect and vindicate fundamental rights,” says the lawsuit. “It is a civil rights action brought under the Fourteenth Amendment against government actors responsible for creating dangerous conditions and exposing the Plaintiffs to physical harm caused by a violent mob of anarchists at a student-sponsored Milo Yiannopolous event.”

The lawsuit identifies both Miller and Mirabdal as members “of the radical, American militant, left wing, political group BAMN (By Any Means Necessary).” BAMN has become well-known because of the violent tactics of its members, notably Yvette Felarca, one its lead organizers and a participant in numerous violent political protests.

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The lawsuit claims the violence which erupted at the event was no accident but planned well in advance.

“Various anarchist groups, some organized and some decentralized, had openly announced their hatred and hostility toward President Trump and Yiannopolous,” the lawsuit states. “These groups included, but are not limited to, Berkeley Antifa, IGD (It’s Going Down), BAMN and Refuse Fascism.”

As WND reported, the group “Refuse Fascism” is a front group for the Revolutionary Communist Party, which has been involved in a number of anti-American actions, including a number of flag burnings both before and after the election of President Donald Trump.

The lawsuit claims Miller, using a fictitious name of “Eugene V. Dabs” (an obvious allusion to the socialist leader Eugene Debs), tweeted out a picture of an unconscious Plaintiff Jennings and bragging Jennings “got ROCKED.” Miller also allegedly confirmed he was the assailant in other tweets, bragging about body punching Jennings and taking him to the ground, as well as bemoaning the “good Samaritans” who pulled him off.

However, the lawsuit mostly targets the government of Berkeley and the police department.

“[G]iven the current political climate in the United States, the city and UC Berkeley defendants, and each of them, should have foreseen that the protest of a controversial political figure such as Yiannopoulos could likely turn violent,” the lawsuit claims. “Since the 2016 presidential election, there have been several highly publicized incidents where President Trump supporters have been the target of assault by violent protesters, including such violent assaults in the Bay Area.”

The lawsuit claims police pulled back and did not try to interfere with violent actions, essentially ceding the streets to the antifa. The accusations are similar to those made against Charlottesville in the wake of the violent Unite The Right protests last summer. An independent investigation found the police chief, far from trying to stop violence, actually told his subordinates to “let them fight” so the city could have an excuse to shut down the demonstration.

Similarly, Bill Becker of Freedom X law, who is representing the plaintiffs in Berkeley, argues the University of California deliberately allowed violence so there could be an excuse to shut down Yiannopolous’ event.

“It’s deliberate because they made a conscious decision to employ tactics that were ineffective and showed weakness, thereby emboldening the demonstrators and angering them with their empty threats,” Becker was quoted as saying in The Daily Californian.

UC Berkeley declined comment to local press.

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