Riot privilege is the right to seize control of the streets and urban space without interference from police. If ANTIFA did not have riot privilege it would have nothing.
BTW, SEIU’s head Andy Stern has recently been documented being on the board of the Open Society Foundations. In a real sense, this DACA protest was a Soros protest.
Man Briefly Arrested After Driving Through Protesters In Front Of Rep. Ed Royce’s Office In Brea. ABC7.com, October 26, 2017.
As a group of people protested outside a U.S. representative’s office in Brea over immigrant rights, a driver moved his car through the crowd, which resulted in the driver’s brief arrest Thursday. Authorities said the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Brea Boulevard and Birch Street. It happened down the street from Republican U.S. Rep. Ed Royce’s office. Members of SEIU United Service Workers West union were in the crowd of about 200 people when they [illegally] moved into the intersection. As they blocked the area, authorities said a driver on Birch Street continued trying to move through it even when protesters surrounded the vehicle. At one point, a demonstrator jumped on the hood of the vehicle as the car moved forward and then stopped. Police were at the scene, saw the vehicle moving through the crowd and stopped the driver. His keys were removed from the car and he was arrested. The driver, identified as 56-year-old Brea resident Daniel Wenzek, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, but later released pending further investigation. The union’s president, David Huerta, released a statement regarding the incident, saying six people were taken to a hospital for an evaluation. The incident was also called a “deliberate and hateful crime” in the statement. But police described the situation as Wenzek just trying to get through the intersection. Protesters left the scene soon after the incident happened. The investigation was ongoing.
Brea Protester Describes Encounter With Angry Driver Who Ran Into Him. ABC7.com, October 27, 2017.
An injured demonstrator is describing a frightening clash with a Brea motorist who drove through a throng of protesters. “It was something that I had never felt as I had never come too close to thinking of dying, especially getting ran over,” said Ivan Cuevas, the first of six people hit by the vehicle, who suffered minor injuries. Cuevas says he was in charge of safety at the SEIU protest and as it ended was herding the group toward a bus. Some in the group had earlier tried to [illegally] occupy the intersection of Brea Boulevard and Birch Street but left when police officers asked them to disperse. >The driver, 56-year old Daniel Wenzel, was briefly placed under arrest on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. But more evidence is needed to file charges. Friday the protesters returned to the office of Congressman Ed Royce where the demonstration started Thursday. They called on the Republican to help renew legal status for 300,000 immigrants who were allowed to enter the United States because they were fleeing a natural disaster or war. Many say that Thursday’s incident has left them shaken and wondering what would have happened if Brea officers had not been present to stop the car, take the driver’s keys and take him into custody. Wenzel drives with handicapped license plates. Protesters suspect a racial motive and that his actions were intentional. “He came in front of me. He was honking at me, he was yelling, he was mad, he was telling me to move,” said Cuevas. Brea detectives today are asking for witness statements and videos as they mount a case against Wenzel and also determine whether protesters damaged his car.