Monday, May 27, 2024

Antifa Expected to Protest Screening of Anti-Antifa Film at UC Berkeley

America Under Siege: Antifa
America Under Siege: Antifa

*The movie “America Under Siege: Antifa” will have its premiere at UC Berkeley next week when Milo Yiannopoulos and other prominent conservatives are scheduled to make appearances during what they’re calling “Free Speech Week.”

The documentary reportedly trashes Antifa, a loosely organized group of left-wing protesters whose name is derived from the anti-fascist movement.

Antifa, in fact, is expected to be there in force to protest, as they were when Yiannopoulos attempted to speak at the campus in February. He was prevented from doing so when protesters threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at cops and storefront windows, causing an estimated $100,000 in damages.

For “Free Speech Week,” set to run Sunday through Wednesday next week, about $1 million will be spent for security, including about $600,000 from the university, with the UC System kicking in about $300,000 more and Yiannopoulos spending some of his own money, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There will be security on hand for the speakers, as well as for the “America Under Siege: Antifa” filmmakers and the audience for the premiere.

On the bill for the premiere are “headliners” Steve Bannon and Ann Coulter, as well as fellow prominent conservatives David Horowitz, Monica Crowley, Pamela Geller and Mike Cernovich.

According to THR, “America Under Seige: Antifa” hails from Dangerous Documentaries, which is the media arm of the Capital Research Center, a conservative, investigative think tank. Dangerous Documentaries is also co-financing No Safe Spaces, a documentary about political correctness at universities that stars comedian Adam Carolla and radio host Dennis Prager.

The movie won’t be getting a theatrical release, as it will be distributed online after it debuts at Free Speech Week. If the event is indeed canceled, the film will go straight online and its Berkeley premiere will be ditched.

Watch the trailer below:

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