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posted by martyb on Saturday October 29 2016, @02:53PM   Printer-friendly
from the whatever-happened-to-DEsegregation? dept.

The Washington Times reports a story about protesters on the UC Berkeley campus physically blocking white students from accessing a bridge while police stand by and watch:

Students at the University of California, Berkeley held a day of protest on Friday to demand the creation of additional “safe spaces” for transgender and nonwhite students, during which a human chain was formed on a main campus artery to prevent white students from getting to class.

The demonstrators were caught on video blocking Berkeley’s Sather Gate, holding large banners advocating the creation of physical spaces segregated by race and gender identity, including one that read “Fight 4 Spaces of Color.”

Protesters can be heard shouting “Go around!” to white students who attempt to go through the blockade, while students of color are greeted with calls of “Let him through!”

Students turned away by the mob are later shown filing through trees and ducking under branches in order to cross Strawberry Creek, which runs underneath the bridge.

The protests were a response to a Safe Space being moved from the fifth floor of a building down to the basement.


[Original version of this story had "UCLA"; corrected to: "UC Berkeley" -Ed.]

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @04:58PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @04:58PM (#420157)

    The Washington Times is indeed owned by the Moonies, but their editorial and reporting is pretty straightforward Republican, conservative, point out when Dems like Obama or Hillary have a bad day, etc.

  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @05:12PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @05:12PM (#420164)

    The fact that sometimes they have non-crazy stories doesn't negate their predilection for totally fact-free stories like this one. If any "liberal" news source had the same duplicity in reporting they'd be bankrupt within a year due to all the sane readers leaving for more solid ground.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by aristarchus on Saturday October 29 2016, @10:21PM

    by aristarchus (2645) on Saturday October 29 2016, @10:21PM (#420290) Journal

    The Washington Times is indeed owned by the Moonies, but their editorial and reporting is pretty straightforward Republican, conservative,

    You say that like both of these, Moonies and "straighforward" Republicans, are not just both equally, even identically, batshit crazy, and not to be granted any credibility when they get their hands on a press. Who is running the Republican presidential campaign?

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