A suspect has been arrested in relation to an Antifa attack on a conservative demonstration over the weekend which left a black Trump supporter with a bloody mouth and a tooth knocked out.
The rally in San Francisco, organized by conservative group Team Save America, met at the city’s United Nations Plaza to protest Twitter’s censorship of the bombshell New York Post story that revealed Joe Biden lied about not talking with his son, Hunter, about the latter’s business dealings in Ukraine, as seen in e-mails found on a laptop formerly owned by Hunter.
The event was cut short, however, after over a hundred left-wing counter demonstrators, some dressed in all black and wielding plastic water bottles and glass bottles, arrived on the scene and attacked those gathered.
Philip Anderson, a black supporter of President Trump who helped organize the event, was seen on video getting punched in the mouth by a black-clad leftist. The counter protesters could be heard telling him to “get the f–k out” and calling him the “N” word.
Anderson later shared a picture of himself on Twitter with a bloodied mouth, a missing tooth, and another tooth hanging loose. However, Twitter has since suspended his account. He had planned a protest against big tech outside of Twitter’s headquarters, according to NBC Bay Area.
A second Trump supporter was also injured. A photographer working for the Associated Press witnessed a Trump supporter being taken away in an ambulance and a San Francisco police officer injured on the ground near the plaza. The city’s police department said three officers suffered minor injuries when they were assaulted with pepper spray and caustic chemicals, with one officer being taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Anderson called the leftists “hypocrites” and said they’re the reason he’s voting for Donald Trump.
“I love America, I love this country and I love free speech,” he said.
One of Anderson’s supporters started a GoFundMe page “to help with fixing his teeth after they were knocked out,” which raised over $23,000 within 24 hours.
A 35-year-old Watsonville man was taken into custody on Monday and charged with a hate crime for the assault on Philip Anderson. The suspect is named Adoya Anderson. CBS Local reports:
In the hours after the assault, San Francisco police investigators developed information that led to the identity of the suspect — Adora Anderson — who was taken into custody in Oakland on Sunday afternoon.
Anderson was transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on charges of mayhem and a hate crime enhancement.
Police were also still searching for the suspect or suspects responsible for injuring three SFPD officers, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries when they were assaulted with pepper spray and caustic chemicals.
While an arrest has been made, this remains an open investigation.
As election day approaches, the Left is proving itself to be increasingly violent. According to newly updated data from the Portland Police Bureau, gun violence near the epicenter of anti-police protests in Portland doubled this year.
Shootings reported in the area surrounding the police’s East Precinct, which has been repeatedly targeted by anti-police rioters, have gone up by 114.9 percent this year — the largest increase in gun violence across the city’s three police precincts. Statistics show that July 2020 shootings were 186 percent higher than in July 2019, and shootings in August 2020 were 195 percent higher than in August 2019. The biggest spike in shootings was in September, with 265 percent more shootings than September 2019.
Portland police also confirmed to KGW8 this weekend that 911 response times have increased along with a city-wide surge in gun violence.
Meanwhile, students at Northwestern University in Illinois over the weekend vandalized and burned school property on the sixth consecutive night of anti-police protests.
The Free Beacon reports that students with the anti-police group “NU Community Not Cops” tore down a sign that read “We’re N This Together,” burned it, and placed the charred remains of the sign at the feet of police officers guarding the home of Northwestern president Morton Schapiro. In addition, they vandalized the school’s iconic Weber Arch during a protest aimed at abolishing the campus police department.
It’s ironic that left-wingers who claim to be anti-fascist are using fascist tactics to support the tyrannical censorship of billionaire tech companies such as Twitter.