Skip to comments.Free speech rally marred by violence as counterprotesters storm event, beat pro-Trump demonstrators
Posted on 10/17/2020 7:27:56 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
A rally called to promote free speech and denounce big tech censorship turned ugly Saturday in San Francisco, when hundreds of alleged Antifa counterprotesters showed up and berated and attacked demonstrators, leaving one missing a tooth.
The conservative group Team Save America organized the event to protest Twitter, which it argues censors free speech. They planned to rally at United Nations Plaza before moving the protest to Twitter's headquarters a few blocks away. But the event quickly devolved into a shouting match and violence as hundreds of counterprotesters stormed the scene.
Video shows one counterprotester punching Philip Anderson, an organizer of the event, knocking one of his teeth out.
Anderson posted a picture of the aftermath on social media and said he was attacked by Antifa.
"This is what happens when you lose free speech," Anderson said over boos as the crowd threw objects at him. "This is what happens, America. This is what our country is turning into."
The event was canceled before it ever really got started.
Another protester who was wearing a Trump 2020 shirt was attacked at some point by a counterprotester.
The San Francisco Police Department did not respond to a request for comment Saturday.
Social media companies have come under fire for alleged censorship recently. Last week, for instance, Twitter put a warning on a tweet from the President that compared coronavirus to the flu, while Facebook removed the post altogether.
As of Saturday evening, Twitter had still locked out the New York Post's account for tweeting about their reporting on Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.
Facebook, meanwhile, said it is reducing distribution of the Post's reporting on its platform.
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People who burst into a peaceful assembly and begin cracking skulls are not counterprotestors. They are terrorist thugs.
These are very dangerous people
told you “Occupy” would come back larger, more organized and give themselves a new name...
A lot of people are going to die. It’s inevitable.
“This is what democracy looks like!”
The misuse of protesters and peaceful protesters is maddening.
When you are blocking streets, attacking reporters, looting businesses and burning them up, you are a rioter, not a protester, and supposed news organizations that cover for rioters by calling them protesters are complicit propagandists for the rioters.
Antifa is a terrorist group, where is Barr?
Anyone “demonstrating” for our Constitutional Republic without snipers in overwatch at this point, deserves their tooth loss. What did you THINK was going to happen dummy?
“told you Occupy would come back larger, more organized and give themselves a new name...”
You and me both thought Occupy was just a means to practice.
Occupy was very violent. I had a shooting incident involving one of them on a freeway.
Sounds like Twitter hired some thugs to break the protest. Much like the way the old “Robber Barons” hired thugs to break strikes.
Barr is too busy hanging out with Wray.
Maybe he will get around to it later if nothing else is going on.
Tweet: Ronna McDaniel, GOP Chairwoman
Nearly 4 years since he took office, and @realDonaldTrump is still drawing new voters.
From tonights Muskegon rally:
11,842 voters matched
Only 48.3% Republican
36% who did not vote in 2016
Thank you, Michigan!!
17 Oct 2020
San Francisco PD escorting Trump supporters and Proud Boys to safety in a police van.
Looks like the warmup for the election.
The prog will have a really big week starting Nov. 4.
Tweet: Ronna McDaniel, GOP Chairwoman
Wisconsin helped put @realDonaldTrump over the top in 2016, and data from the Janesville rally shows an even broader base of support:
47.5% not Republican
24.1% did not vote in 2016
17 Oct 2020
Antifa, BLM, and all those radical hate/anti-American groups, were created by the liberal schools systems.
Democrats have managed to take control of the education system, most of the media (including the internet social media sites), the big cities and most of the states with the larger populations.
Republicans didn’t see any of that coming. They were asleep at the wheel while democrats ran circles around them, to the point where many states and many large (and smaller) cities, are out of reach to republicans. Google and Twitter and Facebook reach about 100% of Americans, while republicans reach far less.
If anything is to be done to insure that the social media sites do not censure republicans and free speech, then, the same thing needs to happen in the education system, where indoctrination into liberal and socialist and communist ideologies start with kids in kindergarten and way into the college years.
Right now, democrats control the message, and to a large extent, the way people think. That can’t be allowed to continue.
17 Oct: Conservative Treehouse: Unbelievable Facebooks Lead Executive on Election Policy Was Vice-President Joe Bidens Advisor to Ukraine
Hat Tip Fool Nelson Put this in the stunning conflict of interest file that is truly jaw-dropping. This is just unreal.
Anna Makanju is the Facebook executive in charge of election integrity on the platform; and guess what her job was before that position
Previously, she was the special policy adviser for Europe and Eurasia to former US Vice President Joe Biden. (citation)...
Paul & Daisy Soros: Meet the Fellows: Anna Makanju, 2003
Global Policy Manager, Content Regulation, Facebook
Anna Makanju is an immigrant from Russia
Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JDin Lawat Stanford University
Previously, she was the Special Policy Advisor for Europe and Eurasia to Vice President Biden, and prior to that she was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Permanent Representative at the United States Mission to the United Nations. She also was the Director for Russia at the National Security Council and the Chief of Staff for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Anna was born in St. Petersburg, Russia to a Nigerian father and Ukrainian mother. When Anna was 11 years old, her family moved to Germany, then Phoenix, then Kuwait - where they lived until the beginning of the Persian Gulf War - and finally to Texas...
Following law school, Anna worked on the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and clerked for Judge Theodore McKee on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Following her clerkship, she worked in the international arbitration group of Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP. She left her position at Cleary Gottlieb to work as a field organizer for the Obama for America campaign and joined the Obama administration in 2009...
Techno Barons of neo-feudalism.
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