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In Wake of NATO Protests, Beck Reviews Savage Tactics of Leftists Then and Now

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From "Black Bloc" protesters chanting "we want dead cops!" to Nazi meet-and-greets, to police clashes with anti-NATO demonstrators resulting in at least 45 activists arrested and four officers wounded, the city of Chicago is under siege and police are bracing for what could lie ahead on the second and final day of the summit. The Blaze has been detailing the latest developments as the situation unfolds.

During his Monday evening broadcast, Glenn Beck reviewed the latest string of violence in the Windy City while juxtaposing the latest developments with some eerily familiar demonstrations spearheaded by longtime radicals Bill Ayers and Stephen Lerner, respectively. Let's not forget at the end of April Ayers spoke to a crowd of University of Oregon students, declaring how the America -- "the most powerful, weaponized military system the Earth has ever known" -- is on the decline. He then added that "another word" is "definitely coming" and that it is both his and other radicals' responsibility to take part in the process.

Ayers, of course, orchestrated the now-infamous "Days of Rage" in Chicago in which the Weather Underground domestic terrorist encourage demonstrators to "kill the rich," including their "parents." In an extensive report detailing the origins of the push to "Occupy Wall Street," The Blaze uncovered that it was none other than Ayers' Days of Rage that served as inspiration for SEIU-veteran Stephen Lerner to lead the current demonstrations.

Joined by the usual cast of far-left characters including famed-sociologist Frances Fox Piven, Lerner and his Occupy Wall Street-crew mapped out the steps their movement should take to ensure "success" over Spring and Summertime -- oddly, this includes refusing to pay back loans and getting arrested to prove their collective point.

Beck also brought up a painful event in one community's history, when, back in 1970, anti-Vietnam War activists bombed Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The attack was carried out by four militants -- Karleton and Dwight Armstrong, David Fine, and Leo Burt -- in protest of the military-funded Army Mathematics Research Center at the university. Burt fled, presumably to Canada following the bombing and is still at large.

The carnage resulted in one death -- 33-year-old postdoctoral physics researcher, Robert Fassnacht who was researching superconductivity for the program. There has been speculation as to the Weather Underground or Students for a Democratic Society's (SDS) were involved but to date, claims have not yet been substantiated. Perhaps because Ayers proudly acknowledged his past bombings, it can be argued that activists involved in the Sterling Hall incident looked up to the Weather Underground leader and his "achievements" as an example to follow.

But domestic terrorism and radical union activism is not reserved solely for the 1960s, 70s and today, as Beck reminded viewers about the 83-day West Coast Waterfront Strike of 1934 which included a grim incident bearing the moniker, "Bloody Thursday." The protests were initiated by sailors and a general strike in San Francisco. So successful were the activists, that their "days of rage" led to the unionization of all of the West Coast ports in the U.S.

Watch below as Beck reviews the savage tactics of left-wing radicals then, and, now:

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