A pro-police rally for the Fort Collins Police Department garnered the attention of BLM and Antifa activists on Saturday. After the rally, one faction of the two groups is said to have attacked a disabled veteran who was in a wheelchair. THAT did not go over well with the pro-police crowd. They backed the group out and the beat down began.
Here are the videos:
Antifa assaulted someone in a wheelchair. That’s what set off the beat down from residents. Police were on the scene to arrest the commies. pic.twitter.com/LhqHFztjV2
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 9, 2020
When ANTIFA makes a wrong turn into MAGA country. 😂 pic.twitter.com/DA5QJqdHGR
— Hotep Jesus (@HotepJesus) August 9, 2020
A Black Lives Matter rally had been held at Colorado State University earlier that day. Some of those rallygoers went on to the police station to start a counter-protest.
At first, it seemed to be a peaceful conversation between members of the two groups. Once the second group of anti-racism demonstrators — dressed all in black and thought to be Antifa— showed up, things escalated and turned violent.
Witnesses claimed the agitators dressed seemed to bait the pro-police protesters with verbal taunting.
FCPS Public Relations Manager Kate Kimble sent an email to The Collegian saying the “physical disturbances” near the station ended with three arrests and one citation.
The booking report showed two men and one woman were arrested for disorderly conduct. One of the men was also booked for allegedly possessing an illegal weapon, while another was hit with a resisting arrest charge.
A high school student who went to the rally and filmed the incident was upset that the pro-police crowd was allowed to do this and no cops were there. She didn’t think there was a reason for them beating up on the Antifa folks. You can clearly see in the first video that the police did arrive.
The entire incident “ruined” a young boy’s birthday party, according to one of the pro-police crowd.
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PLEASE WATCH AND SPREAD !!!! I was at the Pro Police FCPD rally today. Counter protestors were violently beaten and had no signs of aggression or hostility. Pro Police protestors forced them to the end of the block and then savagely assaulted them. Afterwards the COUNTER PROTESTORS WERE DETAINED. The officers did not tell them why they were being detained. The pro police protestors who literally assaulted these people for no fucking reason other than being PSYCHOPATHS got away with it. I am so sick and tired of this.
There’s a reason – even if they hadn’t accosted a veteran in a wheelchair, they had no business being in a residential area. And frankly it’s about time people started standing together.
As we have said before: you will be made to care. And if you don’t care yet…you will. If BLM and Antifa troublemakers show up in your neighborhood, you can either cower or fight. Your choice.
“This is all it takes! Just run the scum out, even if it takes some head thumpin! They do way worse than that, so give it right back to them. If not, they will keep doing what they do.” @C_Pugh15
Featured photo Screenshot from video