The group leftists quickly compared to brave WWII Allied soldiers storming the beaches of Normandy in the wake of the fatally violent Charlottesville protest last weekend have proved the Left should more deeply consider its "friends."
On Saturday, Antifa thugs became violent while protesting a small gathering of about 100 people for a free speech rally in Boston, which was reportedly free of any neo-Nazis (though some of the attendees had ties to the alt-right).
The black-clad "anti-Fascists" were part of a group of nearly 40,000 who counter-protested the rally, but quickly differentiated themselves from the rest of the "peace marchers," taunting police officers, harassing and assaulting rally attendees, and ultimately clashing with law enforcement — all in the name of "stamping out fascism."
According to the Boston Police Department, protesters threw rocks, urine, and bottles at officers manning the rally:
An elderly woman holding an apparently offensive American flag was dragged by Antifa thugs:
According to an unconfirmed report, a teenage Trump supporter with a “F*** Nazis, F*** Antifa, Donald Trump 2020" sign was surrounded by Antifa before being "rescued" by police officers.
MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake reported on Antifa members assaulting pro-life advocates. "Antifa folks just mobbed some anti-abortion protestors w/ posters. Yelled & tore posters til cops came."
In the video below, Antifa members tangle with police officers before one woman threatens to spit on a black police officer. "Stupid-a** black b*tch," screams the woman, "you're supposed to be on our side!"
And more chaos:
The Boston Police Department reported a total of 33 arrests for "disruptive behavior." You can find the names of those arrested here.
According to NBC News, there were about 40,000 counter-protesters attending the free speech rally, an overwhelming majority of them were peaceful and respectful to the police officers working the event.