What happened last night on the UC Berkeley campus was terrorism. The people who rioted, set fires, broke windows and hurled rocks at police were doing so to intimidate and cause fear.
These are not rational people who can be reasoned with. They are terrorists.
Trump is threatening to pull funds from the school.
The AFP reports via Yahoo News:
Trump threatens UC Berkeley funds over Breitbart protests
US President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to withdraw federal funds from UC Berkeley after violent overnight protests against a planned appearance by a controversial editor of conservative news website Breitbart.
Hundreds of students and other protesters chanting “shut him down” smashed windows at the University of California campus, set wooden pallets on fire and threw fireworks and rocks as police in full riot gear responded with tear gas.
The university was placed on lockdown as the sold-out appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative firebrand, was canceled Wednesday evening.
“If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday.
Trump’s top political adviser Stephen Bannon is the former chairman of Breitbart News.
UC Berkeley is one of the top public universities in the United States. Its operating costs are funded by money from the state of California and tuition fees, as well as grants and government and private contracts.
Here’s Trump’s tweet:
If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
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