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Freedom of speech turned hate speech

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Democracy or subversion? Were the recent gatherings individuals exercising their freedom of speech or people incciting violence? Photo by Rob, labeled for reuse.

Democracy or subversion? Were the recent gatherings individuals exercising their freedom of speech or people incciting violence? Photo by Rob, labeled for reuse.

Democracy or subversion? Were the recent gatherings individuals exercising their freedom of speech or people incciting violence? Photo by Rob, labeled for reuse.

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Recently, groups have gathered in the United States and Europe claiming “peaceful protest,” but some of these gatherings have become the most violent and chaotic riots in 2017. Gatherings that turned violent include the disturbances in Charlottesville, Virginia, and at the University of Berkeley in Berkeley, California.

On Aug. 12, white southerners and white nationalist gathered at one of Charlottesville’s parks to protest the decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. As the protest grew larger, members of the Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazis joined the angry group of protesters, who held tiki torches while chanting “blood and soil” and “white lives matter.” These groups met a small group of opposing demonstrators and took an ugly turn.

Neo-Nazis and white nationalists soon began brawling and violently reacting towards opposing protesters. Many in the crowd fought against one another, burned of Confederate flags and mocked the slogan “black lives matter.” The driver of a gray sports car drove it into a crowd of protesters, injuring a dozen people. A 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, who stood in the crosswalk at that time, was killed.

In the city of Berkeley on Aug. 28th, a large group of demonstrators gathered at Berkeley’s Martin Luther Jr. Civic Center Park for a peaceful march against President Trump’s bigotry, but the group turned into another violent protest. Trump supporters were beat by Antifa members with covered face, wearing black.

These peaceful protests turned violent clashes are examples of individuals exercising their rights of freedom of speech and to gather, which is defined in the Bill of Rights the right to gather without censorship or restraint.

Mr. Robert Demonteverde, history teacher, said, “In recent years people have come to think that freedom of speech means only listening to the people you agree with. The problem with freedom of speech is that everyone has the opportunity to say what they want whether or not people like to hear it.”

For more coverage, see

  • Los Angeles Times, August 12

http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/latimes/default.aspx?pubid=50435180-e58e-48b5-8e0c-236bf740270e&edid=6725825d-c575-418d-aa84-800c8bb6d701&pnum=116

  • The Sun, August

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/news/4237245/charlottesville-donald-trump-protests/amp/

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