SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Pro-Trump activists staged a Free Speech Rally in front of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, but the event quickly devoted after attendees were attacked by a violent Antifa counter-protestors.
Philip Anderson, a free speech rally leader, punched by counter protester and pushed back into barricaded area at UN Plaza in SF. Rally has not started yet. #ProudBoys #SanFrancisco pic.twitter.com/NcNopIyDAX
— Denis Ivan Perez (@dpi_19) October 17, 2020
The rally comes after a week of censorship by Twitter and Facebook. The companies have received overwhelming backlash for their attempts at stopping news outlets from sharing a scandal involving emails by Hunter Biden that detail shocking corruption (read LET’s reporting on this story here).
Antifa attacked a black man in San Francisco during the Free Speech Rally. Antifa IS fascist. https://t.co/3Q8sv82btL
— Nathan Lands (@NathanLands) October 17, 2020
To protest the tech giants’ actions the conservatives group Team Save America planned a demonstration in front of Twitter’s headquarters.
Free speech rally in San Francisco gets violently raided by Antifa https://t.co/HV2tu3crvo
— Disrn (@DisrnNews) October 18, 2020
The rally was set to begin at United Nations Plaza then move a few blocks over to the headquarters. Approximately a dozen attendees showed up sporting “Make America Great Again” hats and t-shirts. Unfortunately, the event was quickly marred by a violent Antifa mob.
After getting his teeth knocked out by a counter-protester, Philip Anderson, organizer of today's Free Speech Rally in San Francisco, speaks at the UN Plaza. He tells the crowd: "They call me a white supremacist, but I'm a Black man. He then tried to lead a prayer. #sfprotest pic.twitter.com/CzY9AzsGUP
— Sarah Belle Lin (@SarahBelleLin) October 18, 2020
While walking, one free speech fighter was viciously attacked by the mob. Philip Anderson, one of the Free Speech Rally organizers, was walking with another demonstrator and appears to be attempting to shield him from the belligerent mob.
— Kristofer Noceda (@krisnoceda) October 17, 2020
Anderson can be heard saying “he’s coming with me,” as he put his arm around his fellow protester and attempted to guide him through the crowd.
Black Free Speech Rally Organizer Who Was Attacked by #Antifa and Called the “N” Word in San Francisco Asked Joe Biden a Question – Does He Still Believe Antifa is an Idea?@novogratz are you paying to fix this man’s teeth or just #Antifa bailouts?
— 🔥Bull Run Wonka🔥 XRP 📈 (@WillyWonkaXRP) October 18, 2020
One member of the mob yelled “nobody wants you here” to the pair as they attempted to walk past the counter-protestors. Antifa members continued to yell and surround the two conservative demonstrators until one “peaceful protestor” suddenly attacked Anderson.
The mob member, sporting an all black outfit and black mask, snuck up behind Anderson and punched him in the side of the face. Other Antifa members celebrated the attack with one yelling “cry about it” (three times) to Anderson. But the assault didn’t end there, the same criminal then attacked Anderson for a second time landing another punch to his face.
Antifa members celebrated the second assault as well with one loud rioter screaming:
“You just got you sh*t rocked b*tch.”
Anderson and the demonstrator he was with them dove over a police barricade for protection.
Anderson later tweeted out a video of the attack with the caption:
“Antifa attacked me for literally no reason.”
Antifa attacked me for literally no reason.
— Philip Anderson (@TeamSaveAmerica) October 18, 2020
Another angle also captured the unprovoked attack on the free speech demonstrator.
Punches thrown as leftists chase a small right wing group behind police barriers. pic.twitter.com/xf0CLJgnEg
— Michael Williams (@michaeldamianw) October 17, 2020
The violent mob largely outnumbered the pro-Trump protestors and continued to act with aggression and belligerence. Hundreds of Antifa members gathered to oppose the demonstrators forcing officers in riot gear to separate the grounds and stand guard.
Police in riot gear now separating the two groups. Leftists vastly outnumber the right-wing group. pic.twitter.com/AGpHaMjkJp
— Michael Williams (@michaeldamianw) October 17, 2020
Anderson later shared a picture of the aftermath of the attack with the same caption “Anita attacked me for no reason.” The rally organizer appears to have lost one front tooth and had the other severely knocked out of place during the attack.
Antifa attacked me for no reason. pic.twitter.com/kDajqqyQ78
— Philip Anderson (@TeamSaveAmerica) October 17, 2020
Following the attack, Anderson was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention. While there the demonstrator posed an interesting question to Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden.
In a video posted to Twitter Anderson said:
“I have a question for you Joe Biden. You said that Antifa is just an idea. This is the what the idea that you’re talking about- Antifa. This is what they did to me. I’m at the hospital right now Joe Biden, because of Antifa. So I just wanted to ask you: do you still think after seeing this, that they’re just an idea?”
Joe Biden, do you still think that Antifa is “just an idea” ? pic.twitter.com/UECmU39Tx6
— Philip Anderson (@TeamSaveAmerica) October 17, 2020
In a statement to the AP, Anderson said that the “counterprotester hypocrites” are the reason why he is voting for President Trump in the upcoming election. He continued:
“I love America, I love this country and I love free speech.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Anderson pay for repairing his teeth. Despite being assaulted by a violent mob, it seems that the brave activist has no plans to stop fighting for free speech.
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Twitter refuses to unlock New York Post account unless media outlet deletes Hunter Biden posts
Recently, Law Enforcement Today has reported on the bombshell emails that dropped this past week showing Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings, in addition to showing Joe Biden’s alleged involvement when he was the Vice President of the United States.
Many news outlets have chosen to sweep this story under the rug, however, the New York Post chose to do their job, and report on the eye opening emails, that the country deserves to know about.
The two major social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook, chose to censor this particular information however, and now they are both coming under fire.
AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA FELL ON ITS SWARD TO PROTECT A CRIMINAL. https://t.co/RBM4jeXfx2
— 🇺🇸 Antoine Tucker for Congress NY-14 (@montaga) October 17, 2020
The New York Post posted information that allegedly shows communication between Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and an adviser to a Ukrainian energy company on its social media accounts.
Both Twitter and Facebook did not appreciate the “anti-Biden” posts.
On Wednesday October 14th, Twitter went as far as to lock The Post’s primary account at 2:20pm, deleting six of the tweets, and no longer allowing people to share the information. Those six particular tweets were replaced with “This Tweet is no longer available. Learn More”
“Anyone who looks at The Post’s Twitter feed can’t even see the tweets about the Biden stories, which have been replaced by messages saying, ‘This Tweet is no longer available,’”
One would think that Twitter would try to hide their blatant violation of the First Amendment, however, in a statement released to Fox Business, Twitter confirmed that:
[The Post] “has been informed what is necessary to unlock their account.”
Twitter is claiming that the Post has violated their “Hacked Media Policy” against displaying “hacked” information when tweeting about the Hunter Biden stories. The Post of course says there is no merit to this claim.
Twitter updated that policy on Friday, October 16th, saying it will start labeling content that violates its rules rather than remove it altogether, “unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in concert with them.” Fox Business reported.
Our work to limit the spread of misleading information goes beyond elections. Starting today, before you Retweet or Quote Tweet any labeled Tweet that breaks our misleading information rules, you'll see a prompt.
It'll provide more context on why the Tweet breaks our rules. pic.twitter.com/KjQSnDk8cC
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 16, 2020
Twitter wrote in a statement to the Post:
“While we’ve updated the policy, we don’t change enforcement retroactively. You will still need to delete the Tweets to regain access to your account,”
Facebook was actually the social media platform to get the ball rolling. According to the New York Post, Facebook said they would limit the spread of The Post’s story on its own platform. The social network added that the story would be eligible for review by independent fact-checkers.
Obviously this enraged many, including Republican law makers, who called on the CEO’s of both companies to justify their actions.
Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri sent a letter to Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg saying in part:
“The seemingly selective nature of this public intervention suggests partiality on the part of Facebook,”
“And your efforts to suppress the distribution of content revealing potentially unethical activity by a candidate for president raises a number of additional questions, to which I expect responses immediately.”
Hawley then wrote a similar letter to Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, saying in part:
“I ask that you immediately answer these questions and provide the necessary justifications so that your users can feel confident that you are not seeking to influence the outcome of the presidential election with your content removal decisions,”
Not surprisingly, the Post is not the only account that was shut down for sharing the information on Hunter and Joe Biden. President Trump had a similar experience when Twitter shut down his campaign account for sharing the story.
Law Enforcement Today reported that according to Mike Hahn, Twitter locked down the Trump campaign account for sharing the story about Hunter Biden.
19 days out from the election. pic.twitter.com/Z9FFzridyr
— Mike Hahn (@mikehahn_) October 15, 2020
Accompanying a screenshot of the Team Trump account showing that it has been locked, Hahn wrote the following:
“Twitter has suspended [the Team Trump account] for posting a video calling Joe Biden a liar who has been ripping off our country for years, as it relates to the [New York Post] article. 19 days out from the election.”
It seems as though it is not just the sharing of the Biden email scandal that is causing accounts to be locked. It also appears to be any media outlet that reaches a large number of voters, and shows support for President Trump, or, at least that is our guess, as Law Enforcement Today, the nations largest police-owned media company had our Twitter account shut down with no explanation, shortly after the announcement of our endorsement of President Trump.
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