Two weeks ago on Nov. 15, 2018 in Philadelphia, a group of United States Marine Corps reservists were assaulted by a group who identified themselves Antifa members.
The Reservists were in the 100 block of S. Front Street when a large group of men and women approached them calling them Nazis and White Supremacists before spraying them with mace, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.
A physical assault then began when the group started punching and kicking the Reservists.
One of the male suspects stole a Reservist’s cell phone before they bolted northbound on Front Street towards Market, The Daily Wire reported.
The Reservists were confronted near a “We the People” rally, however, it’s uncertain if either group had attended the rally.
The attackers were caught on video at a neighboring protest.
Last week, Antifa member Tom Keenan, 33, turned himself in to police in connection with the assault and has been charged with “two counts of criminal conspiracy, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of simple assault, and two counts of reckless endangerment.”
“In 2007, Keenan was arrested as one of the so-called ‘Love Park 4’ after an incident involving a purported Ku Klux Klan rally in the well-known park near City Hall. He was charged with criminal conspiracy, institutional vandalism, resisting arrest, and criminal mischief, among other offenses, and eventually made a plea deal, pleading guilty to one summary offense of disorderly conduct, while all other charges were withdrawn,” according to Philly Mag.
He has been released on bail and is expected back at court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 6.
The Philadelphia Police Department said the case is under investigation.
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Antifa struck in Portland early this month at a #HimToo protest.
Heather McClintock, 19, was arrested for harassment after being caught on video assaulting and spitting on demonstrators. Five others were also arrested.
Andy C. Ngo, a reporter for Quillette Magazine, who was covering the protest was physically assaulted by Antifa members.
“I was assaulted by a mob of masked individuals in black. They also targeted my equipment. They called me a fascist & Islamophobe. They said my parents & grandparents would be ashamed of me. It feels surreal to be treated this way by people who don’t even know me,” said Ngo.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson was also a target of the left-wing group when they showed up at his home recently, beating on the door and yelling for him to leave town.
The group of around 20 damaged Carlson’s property and also maliciously posted information on the internet about him, his brother and business partner.