Antifa threats delay premiere of documentary exposing Antifa

Anthony Gockowski
Investigative Reporter

  • The threat of violence from Antifa has resulted in the cancellation of a film premiere set to expose that very same organization.
  • "America Under Siege: Antifa" was scheduled to premier during "Free Speech Week" on Monday, but will now be released Tuesday by the One America News Network after threats of Antifa protests helped shut down the event.
  • Antifa signs encouraging protesters to "defend Berkeley" from conservative speakers.

    The threat of violence from Antifa has resulted in the cancellation of a film premiere set to expose that very same organization.

    The documentary produced by the Capital Research Center—called America Under Siege: Antifa—was scheduled to premiere Monday at Milo Yiannopoulos’ now-cancelled “Free Speech Week” at the University of California, Berkeley.

    "Let’s be clear: Antifa shut down a film screening criticizing their own extremism by using fear."   

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    While Yiannopoulos made a brief appearance on campus Sunday afternoon, his highly-anticipated four-day tribute to the First Amendment was gradually called off after allegedly facing a series of bureaucratic roadblocks.

    In fact, the student organization sponsoring Free Speech Week, The Berkeley Patriot, has filed a civil rights complaint against the administration, alleging that it was “systematically and intentionally violating” its First Amendment rights, according to The Daily Californian.

    As a result, The Patriot was forced to pull its sponsorship of the event, leaving Yiannopoulos and his free-speech extravaganza at the wayside, with America Under Siege: Antifa among the casualties.

    Although the film will still premiere Tuesday night on the One America News Network, the Capital Research Center published a Saturday press release expressing its extreme disappointment with the cancellation.

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    “The disruption of the film’s premiere is extremely disappointing. Worse, it is a major blow to the First Amendment right to free speech,” the group stated. “Let’s be clear: Antifa shut down a film screening criticizing their own extremism by using fear.”

    The film, notably, is the third in a series produced by the Capital Research Center exposing “Marxist groups” who are “intent on destroying individual freedom in the United States.”

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    Anthony Gockowski

    Anthony Gockowski

    Investigative Reporter

    Anthony Gockowski is an Investigative Reporter for Campus Reform. He has previously worked for The Daily Caller, Intercollegiate Review, and The Catholic Spirit.

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