A Bay Area reporter experienced the frenzied rage of the left firsthand Sunday when he traveled to Berkeley to report live from the scene of what was said to have been a “No to Marxism in America” rally organized by the conservative group Patriot Prayer.
That rally wound up being overrun by roughly 2,000 leftist agitators who showed up for their own so-called “Rally Against Hate,” according to The Washington Post.
But when KTVU reporter Frank Somerville stepped into their midst to learn more about them and their purpose for marching against the original rallygoers, he quickly discovered that their rhetoric about being “against hate” was all a sham.
“I experienced hate first hand today,” he explained hours later in a status update to Facebook. “It came from these people dressed in all black at a protest in Berkeley. Ironically they were all chanting about NO hate. Some had shields and gloves. Some had helmets. Some had gas masks.”
Sound familiar? It should. His description of the thugs fit perfectly with what we know about the militant so-called “anti-fascists” who comprise the left-wing terror group Antifa.
Continuing his post, he chronicled how the Antifa thugs repeatedly dismissed his attempts to speak with them peacefully, instead choosing to pepper him with insults and threats.
“I walked away stunned,” he wrote. “I grew up in Berkeley. I marched in anti-war protests during the sixties. Its one thing to read about HATE. It’s another thing to be right next to it….
Nothing like a swift kick in the ass from reality to make you ‘woke’, eh Somerville?
Apparently, some leftwing politicians are getting nervous about all the violence:
San Francisco — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement denouncing the violent protests carried out this weekend in Berkeley, California:
“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts. The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.”