21.01.2017 | 11:51
White-nationalist leader Richard Spencer assaulted at anti-Trump inauguration protest
White nationalist and far-right leader Richard Spencer, who became notorious after giving a “Hail Trump” speech after the elections,
was attacked in Washington D.C. on Friday.
Spencer, who was in town for the inauguration, was giving an interview on the streets of D.C., as seen in the video of the attack. “I have given conferences for ages, we usually expect some protesters, they usually have some silly string, but we have entered this new world,” he says in the video, when he is interrupted by people asking if he is a Neo Nazi, if he likes Black People and what he is wearing on his Jacket.
“Oh, this is Pepe, he has become kind of a symbol..,” he starts explaining, when a men leaps at him and punches his face.
Spencer has also tweeted a video about the attack, where he said that the same men who attacked him did so again, punching his head, and spat at him. He added that because of the attacks, he will reconsider his security plan, and will not be attending the women’s march today, as he planned to do.
“If law enforcement can't protect us from antifa assaults we will begin protecting ourselves”, he later tweeted. If you think because you are alt light you won't be a target for the antifa thugs think again. To them we are all Nazis!" Later he added, “I'm not afraid of a fight but I can't respect an adversary that throws sucker punches and targets our women and our mothers”.
The comment may refer to Spencer’s own mother, since Neo-Nazis announced their intentions to hold an armed march against the Jewish community in Whitefish, Montana, after Spencer's mother said that a Jewish real estate agent pressured her to sell a building she owns in Whitefish. The Neo Nazi march was planned for January 16, but was postponed at the last minute. (