Here’s a reminder that if you hold “right wing” political views in the United States, you’re not safe from violence by blacks or from leftist thugs.
The Seattle Police Department said they received reports of a man wearing a swastika armband and “instigating fights” late Sunday afternoon. When officers arrived on the scene, however, they found him on the ground. The man removed his armband and left without telling police what had happened.
Hours before, an anti-fascist Twitter account had shared a photo of a man riding the bus in Seattle with a Nazi armband on his right arm.
“Nazi s***head on D line headed to downtown #Seattle. Submitter said they were harassing a black man on the bus,” the account wrote, indicating that the photo had been submitted by a third party.
The photo spread quickly around anti-fascist social media accounts. Anti-fascists, or “Antifa,” as some of them are called, are a loosely organised group of activists who seek to fight racism, sexism, and other oppressive forces.
Reread that last paragraph and note how The Independent propagandizes for the Antifa. The Antifa are a terrorist group, in case The Independent didn’t know.
The original tweet was re-tweeted almost 60 times, and the photo was also shared on Reddit.
Shortly after it was posted, Seattle residents began to tweet out reports of a man matching the photo at a specific downtown intersection. According to Twitter reports, the man was “yelling at passerby” and “spewing racist vitriol”.
Less than an hour later, video emerged of a man with a swastika armband being punched by another man in a grey sweatshirt. In the video, the man falls to the ground and remains motionless as the man in the sweatshirt walks away.
“Night night,” the videographer says.
Never leave home without an appropriately legal method of self defense on your person.
Seattle Police said no one at the scene contacted officers to report the incident.
While some Antifa Twitter accounts celebrated the incident, it is unclear whether the assailant in the video is anti-fascist-affiliated.
The Antifa are known to occasionally use violence when confronting neo-Nazi and other white supremacist groups. The practise gained mainstream attention last year, when self-proclaimed white nationalist Richard Spencer was punched on the street.
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Is anyone willing to take on a leftist thug in payback?