SAN FRANCISCO, CA – During a free speech rally that was held on October 17th in San Francisco, where one of the organizers happened to have had his tooth knocked out by a leftist counter-protester, there was also an older gentleman that was assaulted by the radical leftists there as well.
This is the Radical Left. https://t.co/CpdQwIZojW
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 19, 2020
Philip Andrews was the man that helped organize the Free Speech Rally and Protest and was also the man who was assaulted on video where a left-wing counter protester punched him several times and knocked out his front tooth.
The event was hosted by Andrews’ group called Team Save America, and after having been the victim of an assault captured on video – both Instagram and Twitter have suspended his online accounts.
They just removed him from twitter also… pic.twitter.com/YSF0a0Kqqw
— kevinlawrencem (@kevinlawrencem) October 19, 2020
While the reason for the suspensions are unclear, many online are flabbergasted that someone speaking out about being attacked somehow gets the ban-hammer online.
But another video linked to the event shows the radical leftists surrounding two older individuals that were trying to make their way into the event. You can see one man had been knocked down to the ground while another person is trying to help him up.
Whatever happened to being able to walk anywhere you wanted to?
These 💩’s don’t own a street!! Why are they being allowed to act like they do?
Enough is enough already!! 😡
— Wish I Knew Then… (@WishIKnew11) October 18, 2020
The dichotomy of discourse online is a hodge-podge of people outraged that someone could be assaulted for simply trying to attend a free speech rally while others online are championing this assault because they’ve convinced themselves that those assaulted are “fascists”.
One person’s commentary on the violence perpetrated by the radical leftists that aimed to disrupt the event wrote on Twitter:
“That’s what they get…Fascists get socked in the mouth wasn’t the video explanatory?”
This is exactly the sort of hazardous rhetoric spread and preached by radical leftists that make them so dangerous – it’s because they genuinely believe that they’re trying to fight some sort of unspeakable evil.
Counter protesters at the Free Speech America Rally at Civic Center. pic.twitter.com/clmPqlKWXk
— Mallory Moench (@mallorymoench) October 17, 2020
Just taking a look at the signage that these radicals carry with them, such as banners noting to “smash fascism”, it’s obvious that these dangerous groups are completely convinced that a mere free speech rally is some form of fascism.
Keep in mind, the definition of fascism relates to either a “political philosophy, movement, or regime” where there’s a desire to promote or uphold a dictatorship that imposes “severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition”.
Imagine using violence to stop a free speech rally and then holding up signage that talks about smashing "fascism". I mean, they have to see the irony right? Or are they that dumb/brainwashed?
— Greg Hoyt (@GregHoytLET) October 19, 2020
And the only way to accomplish forcible suppression of opposition is through the threatening of or employment of violence.
This is not only peak-irony, but also why this “idea” known as Antifa is so utterly dangerous.
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As mentioned earlier, one of the lead organizers from the event was brutally assaulted during the demonstration.
Here’s our previous report on that aspect of the October 17th event.
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.
Racist fascists attack a black man, knocking out his 2 front teeth. The victim is Philip Anderson @TeamSaveAmerica
They want us divided. But we're not going to let that happen. United we are strong.
— ScubaSteveing (@ScubaSteveing) October 18, 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.”
*However, Anderson’s account has since been removed from Twitter and there’s no details as to why his account was removed. All that Anderson had tweeted recently is about the attack he suffered from the event.
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.
Why didn't the police intervene.. did the liberal mayor tell them to stand down.. assaults are still felonies..
— Ed Rutherford (@EdR44) October 18, 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?”
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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