Pro-Police Protesters Beat Antifa Members After Attack on Disabled Veteran
'You guys came to the wrong the city'
Pro-police demonstrators reportedly beat a group far-left Antifa members who allegedly attacked a veteran who was in a wheelchair.
During a pro-police rally in Fort Collins, Colorado, several dozen pro-police protesters walked alongside the veteran in the wheelchair who was carrying an American flag.
According to reports from numerous people, Antifa members went after the man in the wheelchair, which resulted in a fierce response from pro-police protesters.
In a video, some people among the pro-police protesters stated there was a kid’s birthday party in the area and suggested that the far-left activists had disturbed the event.
At another point in the video, a man said to the far-left activists that “as soon as you guys step away from the f***ing houses, we’re going to leave.”
The man who recorded the video said:
“So, we are currently marching the Antifa commie bas****s out of the neighborhood because nobody wants Antifa in the neighborhood."
"Nobody wants them here, so we’re marching them out.”
“F***ing communist scum,” another man yelled at the Antifa members.
“Antifa commie scum” get their asses handed to them in Colorado by local residents. pic.twitter.com/CQzxlnlxbB— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 9, 2020
But moments later a fight broke out as protesters pushed the far-left activists out of the neighborhood.
“You guys came to the wrong the city, boys and girls,” the man who recorded the video said on a bullhorn.
Antifa assaulted someone in a wheelchair. That’s what set off the beat down from residents. Police were on the scene to arrest the commies. pic.twitter.com/LhqHFztjV2— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 9, 2020
“Everybody keep your hands off your weapons,” another man yelled out.
“Keep punching each other in the face, just don’t shoot anybody.”
Moments later law enforcement officials arrived on the scene and arrested some of the far-left activists.
A spokesperson for Fort Collins Police Services said of the incident:
“We respect everyone’s right to peacefully assemble to voice their concerns."
“For the safety of our community, acts of violence, destruction of property, and other unlawful behavior will not be tolerated.”
The event attracted hundreds of pro-police protesters; many had Trump signs and American flags.