Antifa, students shut down Tommy Robinson event at Columbia U

Student protesters attempted to block the entrances to Tommy Robinson’s speech at Columbia University Tuesday night, then stormed inside to ensure that the event could not proceed.

According to a Facebook page for the protest, the rally was explicitly dubbed an “anti-fascist” protest to show that “alt-right speakers” allegedly like Robinson are “not welcome on our campus.”

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  • Chris

    These students are in for a rude awakening. The time is coming (very soon) when they are going to get the proverbial spanking that they so richly deserve. Universities are starting to feel the financial pinch from declining alumni donations and soon to be shrinking federal funds. What are these spoiled little brats going to do when their safe space schools have to cut the lib arts programs just to stay open?

    • True the education bubble had to burst anyway, these students are accelerating it.

    • Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

    • Hard Little Machine

      Yes and no. Tech firms are adapting to them by caving. Firms like IBM are ‘woke’ now full of nonsense about identity. And we know from Google, facebook and elsewhere you’d need a death wish to open your mouth if your personal views are to the right of Pol Pot.

      • Chris

        People are now seeing these ‘woke’ companies for what they are. Hard left media companies, universities, the NFL are all fleeing a very large pinch in their bank accounts. It turns out that insulting your customers does have very negative consequences that your shareholders wont put up with for too long. Silicon valley will be dealt with in due course.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    As the NFL has discovered, offended consumers vote with their feet and their wallets.

  • Spatchcocked

    What I find forensically of note is the majority of the mob appear to be shrill voiced women chanting to beat the band.

    Honey Badgers indeed.

  • The anti-American left are revealing themselves everywhere.

    Thank Trump.

  • Why don’t they sue Antifa? It costs money to host these speakers — travel expenses from and to England, hotel, food, support staff, etc., etc. At the end of the day you’re probably talking many thousands of dollars in wasted expenses all-totaled.

    The fact is Tommy was invited to speak, the event was approved by the University, sponsored by a legitimate group, and people proceeded in good faith. I don’t see how this wouldn’t be a slam-dunk in Court for Tommy if he sues Antifa. It will also force the funders and organizers of Antifa to be outed, and if these people are a no-show in Court then that usually means an automatic judgement in favour of the plaintiff(s).

    The next step after that is you sick a collection agency on them. And believe me you’d rather have the FBI hunting you than a collection agency — these people are brutal and merciless and if you’ve got money or assets anywhere they’re going to find it. Even if the only thing the Antifa members happen to own is the computer and big-screen TV they keep mom’s basement, the collection agency will have no compunction about confiscating those items and auctioning them in order to at least reimburse their clients with something to offset their losses.

    • Chris

      The US courts have already determined that BLM cannot be held liable in civil lawsuits so it’s not a big stretch to throw antifa in the same category. The left protects itself.

      • Where? Who? I don’t believe you. Anybody can sue anybody in civil court, and you pay a fee to do it. A Judge can’t reject civil cases — it’s a public service. It doesn’t mean you will automatically win because you have to prove damages, but in Tommy’s case it’s probably a slam dunk.

        I’ve taken many people to civil court and I’ve never lost. Not because I’m a legal “genius” , but because every time I’ve done it I’ve made sure that I could absolutely prove my case. If you do it for petty or spiteful reasons, and don’t have the evidence then you will lose (and end up paying costs). But if you have the evidence, and if Tommy can show damages then believe me he will win.

        • Chris

          Washington post, Sep 29/17, Louisiana police officer has lawsuit against BLM dismissed, told that he cannot sue a civil rights movement.

          • I’m not going to bother looking it up but I’m sure there’s more to it than that. But if it’s that simple, then we’re done. The U.S. is finished as a free Nation — it is in fact under a communist dictatorship. Otherwise I could simply organize my own “civil rights movement”, organize a mob, and violently shut down every Left-wing venue in the country without fear of reprisal from the law. And we all know where that would lead…

            Anyway, thanks for the response.

  • Old Guy

    A “Hecklers’ Veto” must be seen for the heinous act that it is – the denial of a fundamental right, freedom of speech. All politicians in Western democracies have an obligation to both pass legislation to protect this freedom and to enforce the protection by using lawful force when necessary. Otherwise freedom as we have known it will end.

    • Physically impeding an event from going forward is not a “heckler’s veto”.

      • Chris

        Remember when comedians were allowed, even encouraged, to totally destroy their hecklers?

  • ontario john

    So they are protesting against fascism by acting like Nazi brown shirts.

  • simus1

    Columbia is a red sewer. Presumably this attempt to use its supposedly open to all comers facilities was to underline the reality of the situation on the ground. Building a legal case to demand equal unhindered access would likely be a very long expensive gamble.

  • Ed

    But football players are to be given unrestricted rights to “free speech”?

    • simus1

      Interesting fact: the football players were never the main shot shown by the TV cameras during the national anthem BEFORE Soros and his lackey traitors got involved.

  • Allan

    And once again Campus police colluded with Antifa in not stopping the mob.

  • vwVwwVwv

    Great, this is PR, now people become curious and
    will go to Internet to watch and read.
    Soon the videos and pictures
    of the perpetrators
    may get important, beware it can be your offspring.

  • vimy

    Like children rolling on the floor screaming until they get their way. As adults we have to stop giving in.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I blame their parents.

  • Dana Garcia

    How many of these worthless “protesters” were admitted under diversity/affirmative action standards?

    It’s a question I frequently have that will likely never be answered.

  • bob e

    It costs over a hundred grand to go to that school .. look at these brats !!!

  • roccolore

    Liberals = proven fascists. Especially BLM and SPLC.

  • ontario john

    The Toronto Star is excited that it’s former journalist who is active with Black Lives Matter, is considering running for mayor. Yes the Star thinks its a great idea that the black activist who has made a name for himself interrupting city and police commission meetings with demonstrations, and participating in unlawful acts, would be mayor. As they put it, he would bring honestly and innovative ideas to the job.

  • bargogx1

    The minute I heard of this event, I knew this would happen. It was a foregone conclustion. There was never a chance that it would be allowed to take place. The Left is running scared, and the more scared they get, the more violent and anti-free speech they get. There will be much more of this until or unless someone cracks down on it.

  • Alain

    I must repeat that unless the government takes action against the funders of these groups, it will only get worse.

  • pdxnag

    Expel these campus fascists.