Berkeley, California - Student protesters at the University of California, Berkeley allowed students of color to pass and harassed white people.
It has become increasingly difficult within the past few years to tell the difference between actual news headlines and headlines from news satire websites like The Onion. A new protest has been launched by some University of California, Berkeley students who demand "spaces of color." Safe spaces basically, but for people who are not white. The University of California Police Department assisted in keeping the crowd calm this weekend, despite the harassment of several students who were just trying to go to class. You could see at least one man being assaulted in the video.After blocking white people from crossing the bridge, the students moved over to the university's student store. The protesters put an "eviction notice" on the side of the store that stated
“You are hereby notified by the students of the University of California, Berkeley to vacate the premises immediately,”
The notice also demands that the university make safe spaces for students of color and trans students.
Basically, the protesters want the university store to go away, so that they can have the building for safe spaces. Safe spaces that only black and gay/trans/lesbian students can use. Which is segregation.
In the video below you can see several students try to cross over the bridge, but they are blocked and pushed back by the wall of protesters. One student stops and tells the person filming "The protesters are causing a ruckus, disrupting the people trying to study. They're being quite childish."
To top it all off, they blocked a public intersection while chanting "who's street is this? Our street!"
It hasn't been reported if the students had a permit for this protest. If they weren't given a permit for each of their protest locations, then it was certainly an illegal protest. Colleges are usually hesitant to have laws enforced against protesters. However, when people are being discriminated against based on the color of their skin, how can this be allowed?
A shout out to the UCPD for having to put up with this nonsense and keeping order as best you could.
If the school knowingly allows students to illegally protest and deny students access to areas based on their race, do you think the federal government should remove any federal funding from the school? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.