Immigration Protesters With Brass Knuckles Mace, Beat & Stomp On Counter-Protesters
Immigration protesters beat, kicked, maced and stomped on counter-protesters at their march in San Francisco on Saturday.
One of the counter-protesters after his beatdown. (Indymedia)
ABC local reported on the beating:
Three people were attacked and at least two others were arrested. The people assaulted were part of the Minutemen demonstration, a group in favor of Arizona’s new immigration law.
They said a large group of immigrants’ rights supporters followed them to the BART station on Market Street and started punching and kicking them, and calling them names.
“They said we were racists, and we were against them, and against their town, and against San Francisco,” said Parker Wilson with the Bay Area National Anarchists. “What they were saying, they said we need to get out and called us racists, and that we need to go home. And then they just attacked my friends and me.”
The Immigration protesters carried brass knuckles, maced their victims and then stomped on them.
SF Weekly reported:
Yeoman says the group following him grew to roughly ten, all white people except for one black man, Yeoman says he crossed the street in an attempt to get away from the group but they followed him and yelled things like “Why do you hate immigrants?” “Why are you conservative?”
He said he saw that two of the men had brass knuckles, yet it was a woman who started the attack by macing Yeoman in the face. He says his sunglasses kept it from getting in his eyes. He remembers that two men pushed to then got him to the ground and kicked him, causing welts on his head. He alleges that they hit BANA member Parker Wilson in the back, and pushed a female member.
Yeoman says a plainclothes cop rushed up to the fight and pulled his gun on him. “I thought the police was one of them at first, and I thought I was going to get killed.” Yeoman and the attackers were all told to lay on their stomachs and were handcuffed and questioned.
Founding Bloggers has more on this bizzare beatdown.
More… In this video the pro-human smugglers tried to keep their crowd calm.
…Must not have worked out so well.