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2017-09-26: Sproul*



Videos of Edwin Rutsch facilitating an Empathy Circle with Joey Gibson and Rod Webber 
Taped from many different angles. 


Joey Gibson Empathy Tent Dialogue Disrupted by BAMN Protesters

YouTube Video





Riot around the Empathy Tent in Berkeley with Joey Gibson
by Rod Webber

YouTube Video




Frontline Radio with Ben Bergquam  
Berkeley again! Another angel in the Empathy Tent.



http://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=2458797
"There were more officers than demonstrators on the Cal campus when Gibson arrived. He was shouted down by a few counter protesters and retreated to the "empathy tent" for a brief conversation."


September 26, 2017 (Video
"Rally organizer Joey Gibson said in a video posted to Facebook on Monday that the group planned to march from Sproul Plaza to an unidentified location where participants will give speeches.

At first, police in riot gear outnumbered the people who showed up. Even more unusual was the planned sit down talk in the so called empathy tent between opposing sides. For the most part that was what happened as Gibson spoke with an opposing activist:  a controlled dialogue

But it was the unruly crowd shouting outside the tent that kept things tense."




Articles


Campus Speech and Anti-Klan Laws
Have you been censored or shouted down? You may have legal recourse. Here’s a handy guide.
By Jay Weiser
Oct. 1, 2017 
wsj.com
"A brawl broke out in an “Empathy Tent” at the University of California, Berkeley last week, marking the official start of college riot season. Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions braved protesters at Georgetown Law Center, where he promised to intervene in campus free-speech cases and urged students and universities to “stand up against those who would silence free expression by violence or other means.” The targets of suppression have ways to hold colleges and rioters to account using civil-rights statutes and common-law torts."




Free speech rally at UC Berkeley draws hundreds, moves to People’s Park
BY SAM LEVIN 
dailycal.org
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
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"After leaving Sproul Plaza, Gibson and some of his supporters moved toward an “empathy tent” that was set up on the corner of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue. Fights and arguments broke out as Gibson fielded questions from the crowd. Workers in the empathy tent encouraged peaceful resolution as protesters and counterprotesters pushed, elbowed and shouted at one another. “Dialogue, listening, dialogue, empathy,” urged one worker."



Oh my: Four arrested when fight breaks out at Berkeley ‘empathy tent’
By Dan Calabrese 
canadafreepress.com
September 28, 2017

"Empathy is supposed to mean you can identify with the experience or perspective of another person, either because you’ve been there or because you are able to put yourself in their shoes in some way."


Multiple arrested after fight inside Berkeley’s ‘empathy tent’
By Edmund DeMarche
nypost.com
September 27, 2017

"So much for empathy. Members of opposing political groups clashed Tuesday inside a so-called “empathy tent” on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley."



Scuffles break out during far-right march in Berkeley; at least 3 arrested
Benjamin Oreskes and Javier Panzar
latimes.com
September 26, 2017
"Edwin Fulch sat nearby in what he calls his “empathy tent,” where he’s been preaching the gospel of mediation and understanding since Occupy Wall Street protests rocked the country. It’s the reason he brought Gibson and a liberal documentarian named Rod Webber into the tent. Shouting on all sides made the dialogue impossible. The tent was nearly toppled, and police officers had to rush in."


Protesters try to run @JoeyRockstone out of Cal‬
pscp.tv 


Several Arrested at UC Berkeley Protest Amid Tense Exchanges
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
Counterprotesters determined to shut the event down got into shouting matches and scuffles with Gibson and his supporters inside an "empathy tent" set up on campus, and later in a city park.



Leftists attack an ‘empathy tent’...really!
albianews.com
September 29, 2017 
"AN EMPATHY TENT is the newest addition to the Berkeley campus of the University of California.The dictionary definition of “empathy”: ability to understand and to share the feelings of others. The motive of Berkeley’s tent folk was to provide a calm place to unwind from the chaos and dissension surrounding that academic island of reason. The tent may originally have been pitched by conservative students at the liberal institution, but one student took advantage of its freedom of speech to advocate the virtues of meditation and the Occupy Wall Street movement."


Clash Erupts Inside Berkeley 'Empathy Tent'
BY TOM KNIGHTON
pjmedia.com
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017


For example, the University of California-Berkeley has created an "empathy tent," as the campus continues to be inundated with protests. Even more hysterically, a fight broke out in the aforementioned "empathy tent."



MAKING SENSE OF BERKELEY DAZE
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
BY STEVEN HAYWARD

"Protesters disrupted the library and also Wheeler Hall; the local Bank of America kept its ATM machines boarded up for much of the week (the “Antifa” folks had smashed them with sledgehammers back in February), and, perhaps most fitting, there were arrests after a scuffle at the plainly mis-named “Empathy Tent.” In other words, the left did to the campus exactly what they accused Milo of wanting to do. It’s almost enough to make you want to take a knee. Kneel before Zod!"

















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