Bill Clinton’s former Labor Secretary, Robert Reich, (who just happens to be a current Berkeley professor), has suggested that the violent rioting that took place on campus at the university of Berkely earlier this month was the work of “Right Wing groups”.
As the Daily Caller reports,
“The black-clad demonstrators — identified as a loosely-assembled group called black bloc — destroyed barricades, threw Molotov cocktails at police officers, smashed windows at a Starbucks and an Amazon store, started a fire and assaulted a Trump supporter with pepper spray on the Cal campus.”
The protestors came from a range of organizations including Refuse fascism and were joined by around 100 Black Bloc protestors who took over the lead in the protest.
An unidentified black bloc agitator is quoted as saying:
“I subscribe to self-defense in the very same sense that the Black Panther Party does and that Malcolm X does,”
“I go through the Bay Area and there are people sleeping in the doorways of million-dollar condos that are empty,” the demonstrator said. “Is that not violent
“That is the most cruel and violent thing I think I have ever seen.”
“Starbucks is a symbol of global capitalization,”
Does that sound like a “Right-winger”?
Reich, stated on CNN’s panel discussion with Don Lemon:
“I was there for part of last night, and I know what I saw. Those people were not Berkeley students. They were outside agitators,”
“There are rumors that they were right-wingers, they were part of a group that were organized and ready to create the tumult and danger you saw that forced the police to cancel the event,”
That any news agency would conflate the clear purpose of the rioters in disrupting a Trump supporter (Milo) and a group of planted right-wingers is clearly Fake news.