***LIVE UPDATES*** MILO UC Berkeley Show Evacuated As Masked Anti-MILO Protesters Start Fires, Swarm Building

Breitbart Senior Editor MILO’s event at UC Berkeley tonight has been evacuated following violence and several fires started by masked “anti-fascist” protesters.

UPDATE 42: Filmmaker Lexi Alexander and Judd Apatow express support for violent Berkeley rioters.

UPDATE 41: Left-wing “comedians” Arthur Chu and Patrick Monahan celebrate the violence against MILO attendees and Trump supporters.

UPDATE 40: Civilian allegedly beaten unconscious by pole-wielding “anti-fascists.”

UPDATE 39: Images surface of several people recovering from pepper-spray attacks by anti-fascists.

UPDATE 38: Reporter for the Tab assaulted by “anti-fascist” rioters who try to steal his phone.

UPDATE 37: Rioters assault BuzzFeed reporter after threatening him and claiming that filming “puts people in danger.”

UPDATE 36: “F*ck Starbucks! F*cking Zionists!” shouts a protester as others smash up and loot a Starbucks.

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UPDATE 35: Rioters continue to smash up every bank downtown and all ATM’s.

UPDATE 34: Rioter throws flair into smashed shop window.

UPDATE 33: Rioter: “Let’s go to the police station and smash their sh*t!”

UPDATE 32: BuzzFeed reporter: Police “have not intervened.”

UPDATE 31: Rioters smash windows of downtown shop windows.

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UPDATE 30: Cars forced to turn around as rioters occupy roads.

UPDATE 29: Reports claim rioters pulled a driver out of his car and started to beat him in downtown Berkeley.

UPDATE 28: Car drives through crowd of rioters with one still attached after they start to jump on the bonnet.

UPDATE 27: “Kill Trump,” and “Kill Fascists” graffiti sprayed by rioters in downtown Berkeley.

UPDATE 26: UC Berkeley release statement condemning rioters:

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the violence and unlawful behavior that was on display, and deeply regret that those tactics will now overshadow the efforts to engage in legitimate and lawful protest against the performer’s presence and perspectives.

The University and the UCPD went to extraordinary lengths to plan for this event and put the appropriate resources in place in order to maintain security. Officials were in contact with other campuses and paid close attention to lessons learned at the speaker’s prior events. Dozens of additional police officers were on duty. Multiple methods of crowd control were in place. Ultimately and unfortunately, however, it was simply impossible to maintain order given the level of threat, disruption, and violence.

We regret that the threats and unlawful actions of a few have interfered with the exercise of First Amendment rights on a campus that is proud of its history and legacy as home of the Free Speech Movement. As Chancellor Dirks made clear in his message to the Berkeley campus community, while Mr. Yiannopoulos views, tactics and rhetoric are profoundly contrary to our own, we are bound by the Constitution, the law, our values, and the campus’s Principles of Community to enable free expression across the full spectrum of opinion and perspective. 

UPDATE 25: UC Berkeley Student Union destroyed after attempts to “storm the place.”

UPDATE 24: Police declare riot is “moving into South Berkeley.” Advise students to take shelter.

UPDATE 23: Rioters smash up ATM’s with bats and poles.

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UPDATE 22: “UC Berkeley” and “#MiloAtCal” trend worldwide on Twitter.

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UPDATE 21: Rioters push over bins, torment shop-owners and residents of downtown Berkeley.

UPDATE 20: Rioters scream “Whose streets? Our streets,” while setting off fireworks in downtown Berkeley.

UPDATE 19: Female MILO attendee pepper-sprayed by anti-fascist while giving interview to ABC News.

UPDATE 18: ANTIFA and Bay Area Socialists named as organizing groups of riot.

UPDATE 17: Rioters celebrate violence with live music, cheering.

UPDATE 16: MILO goes LIVE on Facebook, discusses riot.

UPDATE 15: Riot police rescue injured attendee from communist flag-draped protesters who shout “you’re dead, f*cking cowards.”

UPDATE 14: Injured attendee with covered face is treated by medic in midst of riot.

UPDATE 13: Left-wing BuzzFeed reporter claims anti-fascist protesters were “very hostile” to him.

UPDATE 12: YouTube star Philip DeFranco criticizes protesters: “Idiots.”

UPDATE 11: Reporter: “Police appear ready for protest developments.”

UPDATE 10: Extra police cars head to college as backup reportedly called.

UPDATE 9: Police continue to fire rubber bullets at protesters.

UPDATE 8: Police order protesters to leave area as they sing N.W.A.’s anti-police song “F*ck the Police.”

UPDATE 7: BuzzFeed reporter claims MILO fan had his MAGA hat set on fire by protesters before being beaten.

UPDATE 6: Antifa protesters beat male and female MILO attendees in corner with fists and flags while shouting “f*ck you,” and “racists.”

UPDATE 5: Fire alarms continue to sound as windows around university are smashed. Attendee claims that protesters are “hostile” to both MILO fans and press.

UPDATE 4: Protest ring-leader calls out “are we gonna leave?” as protesters scream “NO!”

UPDATE 3: Attendee tells BuzzFeed that police have announced they will take further action soon, as protesters pose for selfies by fires and continue violence.

UPDATE 2: “I have been evacuated from the UC Berkeley campus after violent left-wing protestors tore down barricades, lit fires, threw rocks and Roman candles at the windows and breached the ground floor of the building,” said MILO in a post on Facebook. “My team and I are safe. But the event has been cancelled. I’ll let you know more when the facts become clear. One thing we do know for sure: the Left is absolutely terrified of free speech and will do literally anything to shut it down.”

UPDATE: MILO’s show at UC Berkeley has been cancelled and evacuated following reports of increased violence and several fires started by protesters.

 

 

It is currently unknown as to who the helicopters belong to, however at MILO’s show in Seattle, helicopters were sent by police.

Masked protesters have also been spotted gathering at the campus, some of whom lit pyrotechnics and tore down barriers.

As protesters have amassed outside, police have worked to secure the event venue in preparation for MILO’s final talk on the Dangerous Faggot Tour tonight.

UC Berkeley issued a travel warning earlier today, advising students who were not attending MILO’s show to keep clear from the venue.

“Anti-Fascists” have vowed to shut down the show at all costs, having previously doxed the private information of several student organizers for the event, even posting one student’s workplace address while falsely accusing him of being a “white nationalist.”

Following a demand by dozens of UC Berkeley professors to have MILO banned from the campus, a group of Berkeley Free Speech Movement veterans defended the Breitbart senior editor, criticizing the professors and students who sought to block his speech.

“Under the terms of [the free speech] resolution, even the worst kind of bigot, including Yiannopoulos, must be allowed to speak on campus. So the UC administration was acting in accord with those principles when it refused to ban Yiannopoulos,” the group of veterans declared. “We were thus disappointed that so many Berkeley faculty signed an open letter supporting such a ban and criticizing the UC administration for refusing to ban Yiannopoulos.”

MILO and the David Horowitz Freedom Center have partnered to launch a campaign against “sanctuary campuses” that shelter illegal immigrants from being deported. The campaign will be launched with a speech from MILO at UC Berkeley.

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