Left-wing extremists identified by journalists as being Black Lives Matter and Antifa violently attacked Trump supporters who were in Washington, D.C., on Saturday at a rally showing their support for President Donald Trump.
Videos posted online showed Trump supporters being sucker punched, kicked, shoved, and having their property stolen from them.
Journalist Andy Ngo wrote: “Graphic: A close-up angle of BLM rioters knocking a man unconscious who was leaving the #MillionMAGAMarch in DC earlier today. They also steal his phone when he’s on the ground.”
Graphic: A close-up angle of BLM rioters knocking a man unconscious who was leaving the #MillionMAGAMarch in DC earlier today. They also steal his phone when he’s on the ground. Video by @FromKalen. pic.twitter.com/cf7bnkpsCf
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) November 15, 2020
Ngo tweeted another video showing additional context surrounding the incident, writing: “BLM-antifa thugs are running around and beating people on the streets in DC.” In the video, the man wearing the orange-striped jacket appears to have shoved another man to the ground. In the scuffle that followed, he was surrounded and eventually knocked in the side of the head, causing him to fall to the street, after which his cell phone looks to have been taken.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) November 14, 2020
Daily Caller reporter Jorge Ventura later tweeted out a video that appeared to show individuals who were allegedly involved in assaulting the man being taken into custody by law enforcement. Ventura wrote: “The footage of the brutal assault was captured by myself and @FromKalen. We gave the footage to authorities and they arrested the 5 individuals who were responsible for the attack.”
The footage of the brutal assault was captured by myself and @FromKalen. We gave the footage to authorities and they arrested the 5 individuals who were responsible for the attack. #MillionMAGAMarch pic.twitter.com/SF8FiboCcg
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) November 15, 2020
Ventura shared another video on Twitter, writing: “BLM groups threaten elderly couple and attempts to steal their Trump Flag.”
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) November 14, 2020
Journalist Kalen D’Almeida shared a video on Twitter, writing: “I was spat upon, nearly tazed, and kicked by the same group of aggressive individuals that beat a man down early.”
I was spat upon, nearly tazed, and kicked by the same group of aggressive individuals that beat a man down early. pic.twitter.com/n6gzwhfXs3
— Kalen From Scriberr (@FromKalen) November 14, 2020
Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong shared a video on Twitter, writing: “Black Lives Matter militants assault Trump supporters.”
Black Lives Matter militants assault Trump supporters. pic.twitter.com/WcF8epYxdf
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 14, 2020
Cheong posted another video, writing: “Antifa militants and BLM beat a Trump supporter over the head with a metal rod and mace him.”
Antifa militants and BLM beat a Trump supporter over the head with a metal rod and mace him. pic.twitter.com/aOREJNHViV
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 15, 2020
Other videos posted to social media purported to show a Trump supporter who was shoved to the ground and had a liquid thrown on him.
a #Trump supporter is pushed to the ground and robbed while not being allowed to walk out of #BlackLivesMatterPlaza as antifa and #BlackLivesMatter surround him. #MillionMAGAMarch pic.twitter.com/1xyGoXoz6b
— eric thomas (@justericthomas) November 14, 2020
Man wearing Trump shirt assaulted in BLM Plaza pic.twitter.com/JkL0HTWixf
— Matthew Miller (@mattmiller757) November 14, 2020
— Craig Dillon (@craigtdillon) November 14, 2020
The violence came after tens of thousands of Trump supporters gathered to show their support for the president, who later made a brief appearance by driving through the event.
“In Washington Saturday, the ‘March for Trump’ demonstration organized by Women for America First started at Freedom Plaza and headed to the Supreme Court. An estimated 10,000 people were anticipated, according to a park permit, and crowds filled the streets all around the White House,” Fox News reported. “Enthusiastic Trump supporters delivered a series of fiery speeches from Freedom Plaza repeating Trump’s unfounded claim of widespread election fraud and that Trump actually won. Some talked of more specific ways to stop Biden from becoming president, including legal challenges, election audits and urging states to appoint pro-Trump electors who would defy the popular vote results in their states.”
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