Berkeley Mayor Who Publicly Supports Violent Antifa Group Blames Conservatives For City’s Violent Clashes
Berkeley Mayor, Jesse Arreguin publicly supports violent left-wing Antifa group BAMN (By All Means Necessary) then goes on to blame conservatives for the city’s violent outbreaks.
Arreguin played victim like every leftist does. He also pondered if the hate surrounding his city had to do with the fact that he’s Berkeley’s first Latino Mayor. Shocker, he played the identity politics card.
Via The L.A. Times:
From his fifth-floor suite of offices overlooking the park, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin had a first-hand view of the gathering of far right demonstrators.
He has struggled to come to terms with how to deal with the combatants who continue to use Berkeley as their stage.
“We’re a surrogate for the resistance against the Trump administration certainly, and for progressive values, “ he said.
“It’s not lost on me that I’m Berkeley’s first Latino mayor. I have been outspoken against the Trump administration,” he said. “I have to wonder if the mayor was white, would we see such hate.”
He has dealt with hate mail and death threats, he said.
He also has tried to grapple with the presence of extremist anti-fascist groups in his city.
Arreguin said conservatives, including Ann Coulter, have been able to parlay the clash between anti-fascist and nationalist demonstrators to their own advantage.
“It’s engineered intense animosity against Berkeley and that’s a narrative they keep putting out there,” he said.
The mayor’s personal nightmare, he said, is that eventually someone will get killed in one of the violent clashes.
This Mayor is a disgrace. He openly supports violent left-wing groups who throw M-80s, bricks and glass bottles at Trump supporters then blames conservatives and Ann Coulter who want to exercise their 1st Amendment rights.