A safe space set up on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley was the scene of a massive brawl that spilled into a nearby park, where four people were arrested.
Joel Gibson’s Patriot Prayer held a demonstration on campus after a planned “Free Speech Week” featuring libertarian firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled by student organizers. Leftist counter-protesters showed up and as a way to offer a peaceful place for both sides to come together, an “empathy tent” was erected. Yes, an empathy tent. However, that was quickly turned into a boxing ring against conservatives because leftists couldn’t communicate with anything but their fists. In fact, the scuffle almost caused the tent to come crashing to the ground.
A man named Edwin Fulch reportedly set up the tent to help “foster dialogue” and was being used to pass on “the virtues of meditation and the Occupy Wall Street movement,” Fox News reported. As it turned out, that didn't work out so well.
Of the four arrested, three mugshots were released, including 47-year-old Yvette Felarca who was arrested for battery and resisting arrest. This Antifa leader should look familiar to TruthRevolt readers. We reported on Felarca’s other arrest just two months ago. Not only is she the leader of Antifa group By Any Means Necessary, she’s also a middle school teacher in Berkeley. Felarca’s arrest in July was after an eight-month investigation in which she was charged with assault after punching a man repeatedly in his stomach at a workers rally in Sacramento. Now, she’s back fighting in the “empathy tent.”
Here are two others released by Berkeley Police:
For the most astute political commentary of the year, the award goes to UC Berkeley senior David Marquis who watched the shenanigans from outside the tent:
“If you look at them, it’s ridiculous. You’ve got a guy with purple hair with a f***ing lightsaber talking about Hitler. Like, it’s hard for me to take any of this seriously.”
Here is Marquis telling it like it is, uncensored: