Rod Dreher, The American Conservative, November 21, 2019
Hundreds of “anti-hate” protesters took to the UC Berkeley campus tonight to protest Ann Coulter’s speech, and to try to prevent people from going in to hear her. Look at this:
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) November 21, 2019
Yes, it’s Berkeley, but you know as well as I do that if right-wingers were forming a human wall preventing people from going to hear a prominent left-wing speaker, it would be on all the national news outlets, and we would be talking about the Coming Crisis Of Fascism. But as it is, this is just another day in progressive America.
Seriously, what if a mob of white people at a major American university banded together to prevent people of color and their allies from going into a hall to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates speak? How do you think our media would frame it? They would report the hell out of it, and they should report the hell out of it, because a mob preventing anybody from going to hear someone speak is un-American, and a serious violation of our traditions. This should not happen in America, and especially not at a university.
But like I said: just another day in progressive America.
Here police have to escort students in who just want to hear a campus speaker. Otherwise, they might be beaten up by the mob of peace-loving progressives:
— Anjali Shrivastava (@anjalii_shrivas) November 21, 2019
Look — but better not play this at work. The enraged mob chants, “F–k Ann Coulter!”
Some people running back from police officers allegedly responding to police (I was not close enough to confirm) pic.twitter.com/wcnIwAzE5V
— Марк (@not_mapk) November 21, 2019