Antifa Anti-Racists Defund Black Man’s Jaw Over MAGA Support
A group of MAGA supporters held a pro-free speech, pro-Trump, pro-police demonstration on Oct. 17 that turned violent when they were confronted by a group of several hundred self-described anti-fascists, reportedly from the group Antifa.
Multiple attacks ensued at San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza.
The protest, organized by the right-wing group Team Save America and anti-Black Lives Matter activist Philip Anderson, was supposed to call out Twitter, which it said “squelches conservative speech.” As Anderson mounted the stage to start his speech, anti-fascists dressed in black “surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered,” according to the Associated Press.
Anderson was injured and his two front teeth were knocked out. He tweeted a photo of his bloodied mouth, saying he was attacked by Antifa “for no reason.”
Anderson’s Twitter account was later suspended. Folks on Twitter responded to that and to his report of the attack.
Uncle Sam’s Children tweeted, “Two Trump supporters were viciously beaten by Antifa. Today, they were banned from Facebook and Instagram for telling their stories. While Joe Biden runs around calling Antifa an idea, Big Tech is literally erasing any proof of them existing. Welcome to communist Cuba”.
Another user tweeted, “He was doing his thing, when far-left Antifa guys started yelling crap. He decided to leave. As he did they beat him. Smashing his front teeth out.”
Although Antifa isn’t a unified group, its numbers have grown in the U.S. since the 2016 presidential election. In 2017, there were about 200 Antifa groups of varying sizes and levels of activity. The Antifa movement is anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, anti-government.
At least three San Francisco police officers were assaulted and injured with pepper spray and caustic chemicals during the protest. Multiple people wound up being taken to the hospital.
The San Francisco Police Department said Monday it had arrested a 35-year-old who was booked on charges of mayhem and hate crime enhancement, ABC News reported.
During the attack on Anderson, which was caught on video, people can be heard screaming “pray about it” and yelling racial expletives as he walks away holding his mouth, The Federalist reported. Anderson is Black.
“It doesn’t hurt, but I might need to go to a dentist,” said Anderson, who does not live in California, in an NBC Bay Area report. His supporters are trying to raise money for his injuries via a Go Fund Me Campaign.
“The violence needs to end,” Anderson said. “It has nothing to do with Donald Trump or anyone else. It has to do with free speech.”
Although they apparently support the same things, white supremacist group Proud Boys bashed Anderson.
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“See, this is what happens when you have p**s poor planning, p**s poor planning leads to putting people’s lives in danger,” Proud Boys member Joe Biggs said.
“And that’s what you did Philip. You’re no hero, you’re no badass, you didn’t do anything cool. What you did is you improperly plan a rally, you put people’s lives in danger.”
“Never underestimate your enemy,” Biggs continued. “See, when I was in Afghanistan, I respected the Taliban, I had respect for them because they were willing to stand up and fight for what they believed in…So you have to respect that, you have to know your enemy, and you have to treat them as a formidable foe.”
Before the start of the rally, Anderson said he was a supporter of the Proud Boys, Newsweek reported.