‘Fascist pieces of sh*t!’ Antifa attack police during white supremacist rally in DC (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Sunday’s left-wing counter-protests against the white nationalist Unite the Right 2 rally in the US capital were mostly non-violent, but some radical Antifa activists (short for anti-fascists) have been caught on camera insulting police, claiming officers were on the side of the far-right.
At some stage, an angry counter-protester, wearing black clothing and a red scarf, abused officers stationed near the White House who were providing security.
“F**k you! Who the f**k do you protect?!” the man yelled. “Who the f**k do you serve? You’re all Ameri-KKK, fascist pieces of sh*t!” He then gave the middle finger to police officers in front of him while continuing to shout “f**k you!”
A fairly large crowd of counterprotesters are gathered near the White House. “Fuck you” this person keeps yelling at officers. Many are angry at officers here for protecting the white nationalists and keeping the crowds separated. pic.twitter.com/jLYk4iiGz9— Christal Hayes (@Journo_Christal) August 12, 2018
As police boxed counter-protesters in and separated them from the white nationalists, the atmosphere became more rowdy. A black man was captured shouting at a police officer, calling him “white motherf**king b**ch” for not letting him through the security perimeter.
Counterprotesters are getting more rowdy because they’re boxed in and aren’t being let out. DC officers are feeling the blunt of this crowd’s frustrations. pic.twitter.com/9jeP0rP47Y— Christal Hayes (@Journo_Christal) August 12, 2018
Some alternative news outlets reported Black Lives Matter (BLM) also engaged in verbal attacks on police. “You must be with that sh*t,” the BLM activists told the officer, accusing him of being a member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
“You must be a member … do you accept the KKK being here?” the BLM activist told the policeman, but got no reply.
Walt McGuire brought his daughter, Summit, to the counterprotest in Freedom Plaza. “It’s dumb,” 9yo Summit said of the white nationalists and their message. “I want people to know it doesn’t matter how young you are. You can make a difference and you should speak out.” pic.twitter.com/ccoQaD90o6— Christal Hayes (@Journo_Christal) August 12, 2018
Authorities had provided an enormous police presence to keep white supremacists and counter-protesters apart, and to avoid brawls. Coaches carrying Unite the Right protesters were escorted by double lines of police cars and a line of motorcycle-mounted officers.
However tensions increased and counter-protesters began throwing eggs and water bottles and launching firecrackers at police officers and some journalists who were covering the demonstrations.
Masked antifa launch fireworks, water bottles, eggs at cops— Tim Mak (@timkmak) August 12, 2018
Secret service has backed off pic.twitter.com/Jrru0by0WM
NBC’s Cal Perry uploaded a video of a protester shouting “F**k you, snitch-ass news b**ch! F**k you!” and aggressively pushing away his camera.
The Unite the Right 2 rally saw approximately two dozen white nationalists rally in Washington, DC on Sunday, exactly one year after clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, left one person dead and ramped up racial tensions in the US.
Jason Kessler, who organized last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, blamed the low attendance turnout on logistical issues and confusion regarding the group's transportation.
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