A group of students and other community members on the campus of University of California at Berkeley confirmed their support for violence against innocent civilians during a protest on Tuesday afternoon. Protestors can be seen chanting "long live the intifada" and "we support the intifada."
An intifada is defined literally as "uprising" or "resistance." During Palestinian intifadas, attacks have included Islamist suicide bombers detonating themselves in public areas within Israel and have led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent men, women and children of all faiths.
The rally was held in accordance with University of California at Berkeley professor and founder of the national student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Hatem Bazian calling for an “International Day of Action” to boycott and protest the Jewish state. In the face of said bigotry, the pro-Israel group on campus, Tikvah Friends of Israel, organized an event titled "#CutTheTape" which advocated against boycotts and in favor of academic freedom.
Protestors can also be heard screaming the genocidal chant, "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," which calls for the elimination of the Jewish state to be replaced with "Palestine."
An anonymous student on the Berkeley campus who requested to remain anonymous out of fear for their life noted to TruthRevolt that student council senator Austin Pritzkat was present at the rally.
“Chants like (‘Long live the Intifada’) and ‘From the River to the Sea Palestine Will Be Free’ made several students including myself feel very uncomfortable,” the student said. “With these chants, I feel as though they crossed the lines from a political protest to anti-Semitic protest.”