I traveled to Berkeley with a friend John to take part in the "Patriots Day" protest for free speech on tax day. We boarded the train in Auburn at 8 AM and got to Berkeley about 10 AM. We met some friends and took a UBER to the park on Martin Luther King Boulevard. When we arrived there were a few hundred of the Patriot Day folks and a few hundred fascist protestors. The police had fenced off the park and at the entry points took anything they deemed a potential weapon. My group had an American flag and a staff on which it was mounted. The police took the staff and our bottled water. Apparently, the fascists were throwing the bottles at our folks.
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The speakers went for about two hours and they were all concerned with the "free speech" rights they felt are under attack by the left and their fascist supporters. Just a month or so ago we all saw the attacks by these fascists at the speech to be given by Milo. This day was a bit less violence but it was still the fascists that started it all. Our side simply was defending themselves. The press reported today made it appear the Patriots were equally to blame. But that is not what I saw. And then we had the nuts from the left tossing M-80's into the crowd. A very large and loud "firework" bomb. They must have tossed in 10-15 of them and each time they go off everyone jumps. Very mature eh? NOT!
I was happy to see a contingent of private security there. Men, big men, dressed with "Security" on their shirts came from across the country to help. I wonder how many of the fascist punks tried to attack these guys? Probably none. The rowdies liked smacking women and skinny kids. A couple of times the fascists charged through the fencing and tried to surround the speaker's platforms but were turned back. Nice to have some tough people there. All in all it was an interesting day. I actually did not personally see a fight. But later on the news, I saw some people being attacked. The dishonest press, however, did not identify the instigators as the fascists and left the idea it was the Patriots.
That is the other thing I noticed today. Drudge had some links and some videos from the day. I watched and listened to what and how the media bias is at play. Then this morning I watched a report on KCRA Channel Three and there it was again. A bias that would convince the uninformed it was all about the Patriots being the instigators. No wonder we all say the media is dishonest. Trump is right!
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