Anyone that describes Antifa thugs as protesters will get a smackdown in a heartbeat from me after this riot broke out on UC-Berkeley’s campus. It isn’t a stretch to say that Antifa is comprised mostly of rioters and thugs. They aren’t peaceful protesters.

According to the article, “Their faces hidden behind black bandannas and hoodies, about 100 anarchists and antifa, ‘anti-fascist’, members barreled into a protest Sunday afternoon in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. Jumping over plastic and concrete barriers, the group melted into a larger crowd of around 2,000 that had marched peacefully throughout the sunny afternoon for a ‘Rally Against Hate’ gathering. Shortly after, violence began to flare. A pepper-spray-wielding Trump supporter was smacked to the ground with homemade shields. Another was attacked by five black-clad antifa members, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himself. A conservative group leader retreated for safety behind a line of riot police as marchers chucked water bottles, shot off pepper spray and screamed, ‘Fascist go home!'”

What’s worst is that the police were totally ineffective stopping the rioters. Whether that’s because they just stood down or whether it’s because they were bad at their jobs, they didn’t get the job done. When standing up to rioters, police have to be smart, tough and disciplined. That didn’t happen this weekend:

It’s time conservatives stopped using the Democrats’ euphemisms. These aren’t protesters. They’re rioters. Here’s the definition of riot:

1. a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets.
2. Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a disrupting and tumultuous manner in carrying out their private purposes.
3. violent or wild disorder or confusion.

Here’s the definition of protest:

an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid.

There’s a pretty dramatic difference between protesting and rioting. Rioting, by definition, involves violence. Protesting doesn’t. This paragraph is infuriating:

And although the anti-hate and left-wing protesters largely drowned out the smaller clutch of far-right marchers attending a planned “No to Marxism in America” rally, Sunday’s confrontation marked another street brawl between opposing ends of the political spectrum, violence that has become a regular feature of the Trump years and gives signs of spiraling upward, particularly in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville.

The Trump years aren’t what’s causing the violence. It isn’t President Trump’s fault that Democrats can’t handle defeat. That’s solely on the Democrats. For generations, people have protested in America.

This is different because these Alinskyites aren’t interested in making America better. They’re interested in this:

President Obama, not President Trump, gave legitimacy to these Alinskyite tactics.

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