Conservative students are no longer safe on college campuses as violent far-Left and Marxist organizations are granted free reign to terrorize their Right-leaning peers.
College Republicans attending the University of California-Berkeley are being stalked by members of the violent radical Marxist group Antifa. According to The Daily Caller, members of Berkeley Antifa are listing the names of college Republicans while tracking their location in real time.
“BCR [Berkeley College Republicans] meeting right now inside Eureka at 2068 Center St after drinking with Kyle Chapman and Joey Gibson at Fashy’s, I mean, Pappy’s,” tweeted the Berkeley Antifa social media account. The tweet was followed by another one listing the names of College Republicans attending the private meeting.
Kyle Chapman is a public figure known as Based Stickman. He rose to notoriety during the Trump rally held on March 4, 2017, after he was filmed bashing an Antifa rioter over the head with a stick. Chapman has been coordinating with Joey Gibson, the founder of Patriot Prayer. The two are working to coordinate a free speech rally in opposition to Antifa’s actions around campus.
The tweets did not call for violence against the College Republicans, nor was it accompanied by a call to action, but publicly listing the names and locations of the young Republicans is a clear threat. The Antifa Berkeley Twitter account regularly advocates for violence against supposed “fascists,” which they apparently apply to young Republicans.
One of the College Republicans named by Berkeley Antifa, Ashton Whitty, had been attacked by the far-Left radicals over the summer. Whitty was participating in a pro-Trump demonstration on the college campus when Antifa members descended on the event, jumped over barricades, and started attacking the peaceful demonstrators.
Ashton fled to a nearby gas station where her vehicle was parked but was followed by Antifa protestors. The black-clad members of Antifa surrounded Ashton’s vehicle while issuing threats. “We’re hungry for supremacists. We’re real hungry for supremacists and there’s more of us,” they said while pummeling the vehicle as the Republican students attempted to flee.
Ashton Whitty says she is regularly stalked by Antifa members. “Antifa has taken pictures of me, they’ve followed me on the street, and have tracked my location using social media,” Ashton told reporters for Campus Reform. “It’s rather odd why these people would see us as such a priority when we’re just everyday people.”
Naweed Tahmas, the Vice President of the Berkeley College Republicans, says that conservatives on campus are frequently targeted by violent Antifa members. He explained that conservatives are “routinely targeted, harassed and stalked” by Antifa. “Knowing that they have sympathizers within both the city administration and university administration, leftist groups will continue to target conservatives as they know there are no consequences to their actions,” he lamented.
“It has become socially acceptable in Berkeley to physically beat someone for being a conservative,” Tahmas explained. “In fact, it is even encouraged.”
Several college professors have encouraged — and even participated in — the violent protests. This is the behavior students are modeling.
The only thing any thinking person can deduce from this is that free speech is dead on the Berkeley campus and systemic bigotry is cultivated by the highest academic levels.