When you get confirmation directly from the equine’s pie-hole:
Berkeley police chief Andrew Greenwood defended how police handled the protest, saying they made a strategic decision to let the anarchists enter to avoid more violence. Greenwood said “the potential use of force became very problematic” given the thousands of peaceful protesters in the park. Once anarchists arrived, it was clear there would not be dueling protests between left and right so he ordered his officers out of the park and allowed the anarchists to march in.
Either he is the dumbest Police Chief in the Americas (Yes, I am including Central and South) or he is just plumb lying to the media while laughing at everybody. Every time Antifa & Anarchist have shown up to any event in Berkeley, shit has happened and people got hurt, but Chief Greenwood suddenly had either assurances from Mother Gaia or the spirit of the Rose of Luxembourg that the black-hooded assholes were going to behave like choir boys during Christmas Mass or he simply wanted the confrontation to take place. Reasons? I don’t care, he was derelict of duty about preserving the peace.
If you plan to attend demonstration that will be targeted by Antifa, never forget words that I have repeated here over and over:
Police Has No Duty To Protect You.
I understand the appeal of a peaceful demonstration, but be careful. I also understand that the clock on peaceful demonstrations is running out and shit will hit the fan and bodies will be collected in serious numbers.