Antifa Dressed in Riot Gear Attacks Trump Supporter
On Sunday, a mob of Antifa members, dressed in full black riot gear attacked a pro-Trump journalist during a rally in Manhattan.
Following the Capitol riots on Wednesday, members of the radical left-wing organization, Antifa took over the streets of Manhattan. While reports cited that the rally remained largely peaceful, a female journalist was repeatedly attacked after the rioters learned that she was a Trump supporter.
In a Twitter post by an independent journalist, Andy Ngo, the footage showed around 25 members of the organization, all dressed in black riot gear and complete with defensive shields. As the march progressed, more and more people joined in until they finally reached New York Times Square. Then, the mob went into a formation, as other protesters stood behind, chanting the phrase, “Whose mother-f**king streets? Our mother-f–king streets” and “What’s that noise? F–k the Proud Boys.”
During the march, a journalist, Tara Szczepansk, claimed that she was assaulted by members of Antifa when they learned that she was a Trump supporter. The group even smashed an egg on her head. However, the violent attack did not end there. Two other protesters approached Szczepansk and sprayed her with a chemical irritant. The other hit her with a skateboard.
While the attack continued, some people from the crowd screamed, “She’s a f**king Nazi.’ Others chimed in, “She supports Trump; why are you protecting her.” Then the man with the skateboard appeared to strike her.”
Footage caught across of when I was trying to get away, and I’m screaming to get off me, they hitting me with the umbrella and then knock my equipment, when I picked it up they smashed the egg and hit me in the head, then knocked my phone off. #BLM #Antifa #TrumpSupporter #NYC pic.twitter.com/JOh3t2QGeM— Polish American Brotherhood (@PoAmBrotherhood) January 10, 2021
Law enforcement authorities immediately rushed to Szczepansk’s aid. However, even the presence of NYPD officers did little to protect the woman as the protesters continued to assault her. Szczepansk explained that she was told to stay 6 feet away from the protesters. Unfortunately, it did little to prevent the violent attack.
In another social media post, a protester wearing a cop uniform with a pig head harassed NYPD officers who were trying to de-escalate the situation.
Several key Democratic figures, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President-Elect Joe Biden, and liberal Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, accused law enforcement authorities of having preferential treatment in between Capitol protesters and Antifa.
While Democrats have condemned the Capitol violence, they still showed their support for radical left-wing Democrats who continued to incite violence across several states, including Portland, Oregon.