Liberals love free speech until you say something they disagree with.
Suppression of conservative speech on college campuses is one of the biggest topics being debated — or not — right now.
Jesse Arreguin, the mayor of Berkeley, California, has been entangled with a few conservatives being prohibited from speaking at the University of California at Berkeley. It has been revealed that Arreguin is involved with the violent, leftist group known as “BAMN,” which stands for “By Any Means Necessary.”
Arreguin’s personal Facebook page even shows that he is an active member of “BAMN.”
BAMN’s official website describes the organization as “a mass, democratic, integrated, national organization dedicated to building a new mass civil rights movement to defend affirmative action, integration, and the other gains of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and to advance the struggle for equality in American society by any means necessary.”
Its statement of principles adds that the organization will “employ whatever means are necessary to oppose and defeat…attacks on the democratic and egalitarian aspirations and struggles of our people.”
BAMN has a long history of using violent tactics and measures to ensure that they forbid anyone from presenting an opinion different than their own. In Sacramento, California, BAMN member Yvette Felarca can be seen in the video below attacking a protestor and punching him in the stomach repeatedly when an altercation broke out at a white nationalist rally.
What’s more, the FBI labeled BAMN a “terrorist organization” in 2006. They have also been involved with quite a few anti-police and Black Lives Matters protests throughout the San Francisco area.
The revelation of Arreguin’s membership to BAMN comes on the heels of conservative speakers Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos being prevented from speaking at UC Berkeley this year.
When violence and riots were carried out at the university when Milo was set to speak in February, Arreguin sent out this tweet:
Using speech to silence marginalized communities and promote bigotry is unacceptable. Hate speech isn't welcome in our community.
— Jesse Arreguin (@JesseArreguin) February 2, 2017
Milo’s speech was cancelled after leftists rioted, destroyed portions of the area, and even attacked a few people. A man was beaten unconscious and a woman was pepper sprayed by leftists.
It was revealed after the situation that George Soros played a role in the violence that night that shut down Milo’s talk.
Felarca was also involved in these “protests.” She even gave an interview on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” where she said that Milo started a “movement of genocide.”
Arreguin did tweet the following day that he was against the use of violence, but the damage had already been done to the campus at that point.
Since Milo’s speech was shut down, Berkeley has experienced more political clashes with Trump supporters and conservatives. Just two weeks ago, a situation was caught on video that showed a masked leftist smash a metal bike lock on a Trump supporters head.
Reports have circulated that claim the attacker was Diablo Valley professor Eric Clanton.
Berkeley is entangled in yet another controversy as conservative speaker Ann Coulter, who was slated to speak next week at UC Berkeley, has been prohibited from speaking.
The university argues that they are attempting to “reschedule” amid security concerns, but Coulter has since filed a lawsuit against the university and says she is still coming to speak.
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