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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11:18

Berkeley Mayor Wants University of California to Cancel ‘Free Speech Week’

Written by  Terence P. Jeffrey

(CNSNews.com) - Jesse Arreguin, the mayor of Berkeley, Calif., is calling for the University of California to cancel the “Free Speech Week” that has been scheduled for next month by the Berkeley Patriot, which the San Francisco Chronicle describes as “a conservative campus group.

"I don’t want Berkeley being used as a punching bag,” the Chronicle quoted the mayor as saying.

The event, which will be held Sept. 24-27, will feature blogger Milo Yiannopoulos, and, according to the Chronicle, there “have been reports that Berkeley Patriot is also trying to lure ousted White House chief strategist Steven Bannon and right-wing commentator Ann Coulter to appear on campus during its Free Speech Week.”

“I’m very concerned about Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter and some of these other right-wing speakers coming to the Berkeley campus, because it’s just a target for black bloc to come out and commit mayhem on the Berkeley campus and have that potentially spill out on the street,” Mayor Arreguin was quoted as saying in the Chronicle.

“I obviously believe in freedom of speech, but there is a line between freedom of speech and then posing a risk to public safety,” the mayor told the Chronicle. “That is where we have to really be very careful--that while protecting people’s free-speech rights, we are not putting our citizens in a potentially dangerous situation and costing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars fixing the windows of businesses.

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Wondering if those liberals trying to "stop free speech" realize that if they are successful they will also be denied free speech, or do they think that only conservative Americans will be denied?

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CANCEL FREE SPEECH WEEK, LET'S CANCEL FEDERAL FUNDING TO SCHOOLS.

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So, Mayor Arreguin wants to yield to the terrorists of Antifa. Sad that ANYONE should have failed to learn the lesson that you can't appease scumbags.

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The biggest threat is the attack on free speech.Especially that of conservative groups that peacefully assemble.What we have here is a mayor that has no guts.He refuses to protect those he does not agree with.This attitude is exactly what dictators do.We are headed down a very dangerous road.We must not let these tyrants get away with this.We must make a lot of noise and protest.

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Bring in the Military and promise them a 200 dollar bonus for every masked Antifa POS bagged!!

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Lillian is right! The "powers that be" at Berkeley can suck a lemon. There needs to be a complete uprising against these meatheads... dead from the neck up. If they can get away with this, they can get away with ANYTHING!

They can go have sex with a Yeti!

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Well it's like this, we will petition to defund Berkeley due to violation of free speech! Stick that in your butt Mayor.

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I have a suggestion for his honor the Mayor. Tell the police shoot these Antifa TERRORISTS And any one else who riots that will end their IGNORANCE ASAP. He should be a leader not a whiner as he is acting by trying to shut down free speech. He also needs to fire any and all police who refuse to stop the rioting people with all force needed and who won't arrest anyone wearing a mask and causing trouble.

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Jesse Tomblin Written by Jesse Tomblin
August 29, 2017
Also tell that that FOOL grow a set and man up you pansy.

In other words, there is no free speech at Berkeley because people are willing to commit violence to stifle it. I'm sure they have no idea what these speakers represent, or what they intend to talk about. Ann Coulter probably wants to talk about enforcing immigration laws and the impact of illegal immigration. Milo probably wants to talk about political correctness, and how everyone is scared to death to say anything. The democrats have pitted people against each other based on lies.

Pelosi wanted to cancel the Prayer gathering, whose goal was to bring people together. She called it a 'hate group'. Their new definition of the meaning of the word 'racist' is anyone who is a conservative.

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Robert Brumley Written by Robert Brumley
August 29, 2017
The mayor can go suck a root. He doesn't have the authority to tell the University's what to do. Another dumb liberal idiot that doesn't know the boundaries of his job authority.

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