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Torch-wielding leftists at UC Berkeley attack chancellor’s home

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 13, 2009 11:19 AM

This is what happens when you coddle liberal tantrum-throwers:

Eight people were in custody Saturday after a crowd of angry protesters broke windows and threw burning torches at UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s campus residence in protest of fee hikes and budget cuts, authorities said.

As many as 75 people – some of them carrying torches – surrounded the mansion, known as University House, on the north side of campus off Hearst Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Friday, police said.

The crowd, including a man taken into custody in a university protest a day earlier, chanted, “No justice, no peace,” and began smashing planters, windows and lights. Several hurled their torches at the building, said campus spokesman Dan Mogulof.

Birgeneau was sleeping at the time and was awakened by his wife, Mary Catherine, Mogulof said. They were frightened, but unharmed, he said.

“These are criminals, not activists,” Birgeneau said in a statement issued Saturday morning. “The attack at our home was extraordinarily frightening and violent. My wife and I genuinely feared for our lives.”

Via SFGAte.com.

The Daily Cal has pictures and more details of the barbarians at the gate:

Between 40 and 75 people marched to Birgeneau’s home near the northwest corner of campus at about 11 p.m. Friday night. Some wielded torches that were allegedly thrown at police, while others broke the outside lighting to the house, overturned planters, damaged “impact resistant” windows on the house and scattered garbage brought from a nearby student housing cooperative, police said.

…Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in a statement Saturday that the attack was an act of terrorism. “California will not tolerate any type of terrorism against any leaders including educators. The attack on Chancellor Birgeneau’s home is a criminal act and those who participated will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. Debate is the foundation of democracy and I encourage protestors to find peaceful and productive ways to express their opinions,” he said in the statement.

It’s just another example of the unhinged, left-wing vigilantism that the dinosaur media elitists who smear conservative Tea Party activists as a frightful “angry mob” gripped with “insane rage” will ignore.

“Social justice” in action.

Refresher course:

Left-wing SEIU mob beats black conservative …

Left-wing mob punches conservative Campaign for Liberty witness with camera…

Left-wing ANSWER mob attacks anti-illegal immigration protesters…

Left-wing mob shuts down speech at Columbia University…

Left-wing mob shuts down speech at UNC-Chapel Hill…

Left-wing mob blocks military shipments in Olympia, WA…

Left-wing mob illegally trespasses and breaks into a home in Baltimore in the name of “social justice”…

Left-wing mob chases Christian evangelists out of San Francisco’s Castro district:

Left-wing mob stomps on elderly Prop. 8 supporter’s cross:


Related: At Copenhagen, hundreds of global warming warriors were arrested after throwing rocks and breaking windows to save the planet.

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Categories: Berkeley, Education