(The College Fix) Six days ago Berkeley College Republican Naweed Tahmas feared for his safety — all because he helped organize a campus talk by a gay immigrant.
Tamhas, in an interview with The College Fix, said it was bad enough that he was pushed and shoved by demonstrators as he headed to help prep for Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech.
It got worse as he and his peers sheltered in place as fire bombs were thrown at the building.
And now Tahmas said he’s been told to watch his back because he may get jumped, and an Antifa affiliate has also threatened to publish the names and contact information of those sympathetic to Milo’s visit, called “doxing.”
Undaunted by the harassment and threats, he told The College Fix he is proud to stand for free speech.
The night of: ‘It was so violent’
Regarding the night Berkeley burned as protesters effectively shut down Yiannopolous’ speech, Tahmas said it was hectic from the start.
By the time he got to the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union to begin prepping for the event at 5:30 p.m., a throng of students and other demonstrators flanked the building. As he walked through the crowd, protesters surrounded him and closed in on him, pushing and shoving him from all sides.
“We know who you are, you can’t hide from us,” Tahmas recalls them saying as he pushed through the crowd.
“It was so violent at that point,” he said. “They were surrounding me. They were assaulting me.”
Rattled but essentially unharmed, he made it into the building. There he met up with Yiannopolous and other Berkeley Republicans. But it was not long before someone pulled the fire alarm. Then protesters began shooting M-80 firecrackers at the building, with several narrowly missing the group and the police officers attempting to guard them….