Yeah, those guys doing the attacking and calling that guy a “faggot” do not look like Antifa to me.
Courtesy of Newsweek:
A violent incident, in which members of a Trump-supporting far-right group kicked and punched people and wielded a sword on the streets of Manhattan, was captured on camera Friday, and New York Police Department confirmed that three arrests had been made in connection with the incident.
The altercation occurred shortly after the group, which calls itself Proud Boys and is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, held a meeting at the New York Metropolitan Republican Club.
Before the meeting, the club had been vandalized. Fox News, in its story on the incident, seized on the vandalism to imply that Antifa might have been responsible for both acts.
Its story, headlined “Antifa strikes again” suggested the violence and footage of a man brandishing a sword were linked with the far-left group.
But city officials have never said the vandalism was committed by Antifa, and the man brandishing a sword in the video appears to be the founder of Proud Boys — and one of the founders of the media company Vice — Gavin McInnes.
Multiple other videos and records of arrests provided to Newsweek suggest the far-right group was, in fact, behind the violent attacks that took place on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Friday.
Here is that Fox Story.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 13, 2018
Wrong again Fox News.
The guy with the sword is an alt-right leader, the people kicking and punching others on the streets are part of the alt-right “Proud Boys.”
My God. This is embarrassing, even by your network’s low standards.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 13, 2018
Keep in mind that the conservative media described women protesting outside of Senate offices on Capitol Hill as “violent left-wing mobs.”