BAMN UC-Berkeley update on shutting down Milo Yiannopoulos

Ronald Cruz September 22, 2017 BAMN, Dream Act, Fighting Racism, Immigrants Rights, Islamophobia, LGBT, Sanctuary, Social Justice, UC Berkeley Comments Off on BAMN UC-Berkeley update on shutting down Milo Yiannopoulos
BAMN UC-Berkeley update on shutting down Milo Yiannopoulos

From BAMN UC-Berkeley (updated Saturday 9/23 at 8PM):

We are winning, and now it’s time to seal our victory! The racist UC-Berkeley student group was forced to cancel its Alt-Right Terror Week. But Milo Yiannopoulos still plans to rally and march at UC-Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza Sunday, Sept. 24, at 12 noon.

GATHER SUNDAY 9/24 at 10:00AM AT SPROUL PLAZA TO SHUT HIM DOWN. Berkeley is a sanctuary campus!

* Wear a white t-shirt, blue or black jeans, and a plain blue/black baseball cap to show solidarity and ensure safety for protesters on our side. Bring a bandanna to cover your face in case the police try to use teargas. Be on the lookout for Yiannopoulos to come out and assault the protest early, before he’s scheduled to speak, as he’s been known to do. If we are determined and united in the course of defending ourselves, we can shut him down. Yiannopoulos’ appearance at UC Berkeley poses a direct threat to students and the campus community. He wants to build a proto-fascist youth organization at UC Berkeley that will, if he’s allowed to speak, feel emboldened to openly attack and terrorize immigrant, black, Latina/o, Muslim, women, and trans students. We need to send him a loud message that he is NOT welcome. We shut him down at Berkeley last February. If he is stupid enough to try to come, we will shut him down again.

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From BAMN UC-Berkeley (last updated Friday 9/22 at 11PM):

Despite rumors that the Berkeley Patriot group cancelled Alt-Right Terror Week, their lawyer says it’s still happening, and Yiannopoulos as of today says he’s still coming. Reservations for Upper and Lower Sproul are still in effect and have not been withdrawn.

Be wary of rumors of cancellation that attempt to minimize the opposition from coming out. Just like in August when the alt-right tried to “cancel” at the last minute and still showed up, EVERYONE, not only from Berkeley but also Oakland and everywhere still needs to mobilize to shut down the serious threat that Yiannopoulos and his twisted supporters present to this community.

As in August, the fact that the whole project is in trouble is a sign that we’re winning–we have them on the run. So now it’s time to win it:

  1. Join the BAMN contingent Saturday, Sept. 23 at 12:00 PM for the Community March: No Hate in the Bay (63rd St/Adeline).
  2. Sunday, Sept. 24, 10:00 AM be out on Sproul Plaza. Yiannopoulos posted on Instagram a call for a march at UCB Sproul Plaza starting at 12 pm. We need to stop any of his supporters if they try to show up and terrorize our community.

“Sanctuary” means defending immigrant students and others who’ve been targeted by these racist woman haters and transphobes.

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