BOSTON — “SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!” counter-protesters screamed at a Donald Trump supporter wearing an American flag around his shoulders.
“We’re not Nazis,” the man in question told The Daily Caller as he scuffled away from the mob. “We’re here to exercise our American tradition of free speech.”
He was spat on. Water was thrown on him. His Make America Great Again Hat was knocked off, twice. Nobody broke up the conflict: they were too busy filming from their smartphones like an episode of “Black Mirror.”
“YOU KILLED HEATHER [Heyer]!” someone screamed.
His companion told them that he served in the U.S. military.
“You didn’t fight for shit, bro,” an Antifa member yelled.
Unable to join the Free Speech rally at the hilltop gazebo blocked off by police barricades (where his comrades hold signs reading Black Lives Do Matter and Say No to GMO’s), he was swallowed by anger.
In the wake of Charlottesville, this is America in 2017: S.W.A.T. officers in full riot gear, a handful of free speech protesters holding “Say No To GMO’s” signs that need police escorts, and tens of thousands of misinformed anti-fascists thinking they’re protesting white supremacists.
We filmed what really happened in Boston.