Four Bay Area ticket-holders who tried to attend a Milo Yiannopoulos speech but were instead attacked by masked radicals have filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley.
Two of the plaintiffs were “beaten unconscious by black-clad, masked anarchists,” apparently referring to the Antifa-style protesters who rioted before the scheduled Feb. 1 appearance, forcing the university to cancel the event and causing $100,000 in damage.
“Our clients and other innocent bystanders were needlessly and brutally attacked after campus police surrendered to demonstrators,” said Bill Becker, president and chief counsel of Freedom X, a public-interest law firm in Los Angeles that serves “conservative victims of discrimination.”
In addition to UC president Janet Napolitano, the university and campus officials, the lawsuit names the city of Berkeley, the police department and the interim chief of police, as well as unknown rioters.
“Police deliberately chose to ensure their own safety while leaving the public, who they are sworn to serve and protect, vulnerable to radical left-wing lawlessness,” said Mr. Becker in a Monday statement. “They now must answer to the public for their dereliction of duty.”
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