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Daughter of Redwood Democrat mayor revealed to be TA ripping down flyers at USC of Israeli hostages


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Rachel Birney, a USC Physics TA, giggled while tearing down the flyers on campus.

Ari Hoffman Seattle WA
Nov 10, 2023


he latest person to be caught on video ripping down flyers showing Hamas hostages has been revealed to be a teaching assistant (TA) at the University of Southern California and the daughter of a Democratic Mayor in Washington state.

Originally from Redmond, WA, Rachel Birney, a USC Physics TA, giggled while tearing down the flyers on campus when she was confronted by someone with a camera.

According to Stop Antisemitism, Birney is pursuing a Ph.D. in the School of Natural Science & Mathematics at the college. She is also a former soccer player at Wesleyan College in Middletown, CT.

After the video went viral, USC said in a statement, “We are aware of a social media post of a person removing posters from what appears to be a building on our campus. We know this is upsetting to many of you and encourage everyone in the USC community to respect others’ views/act with civility towards each other.”

The statement continued, “We are looking into this but are prohibited from providing additional information due to student privacy laws. You can learn more about our resources, reassurances, and answers to help you navigate USC.”

* Her mother Angela Birney is the Democratic Mayor of Redmond, WA, and was endorsed by the Progressive Voters Guide.



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