Antifa in Riot Gear, BLM March in NYC, Female Journalist Attacked
( Breitbart )
A large group of Antifa and Black Lives Matter demonstrators wearing black bloc and carrying shields marched in the streets of Manhattan on Sunday. While the group remained mostly peaceful, a female social-media journalist came under attack for “supporting Trump.”
A group of about 25 demonstrators wearing black bloc and carrying defensive shields formed up in an intersection in Manhattan to begin a march to Times Square, independent journalist Andy Ngo revealed in a video from journalist Dean Moses.
“Our mother f—kin’ streets!” A militia of #antifa black bloc carrying shields marched in Manhattan today to claim ownership of the public space. pic.twitter.com/qRj25Uyreo — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 10, 2021
The marchers chanted, “Whose mother-f**king streets? Our mother-f**king streets” and “What’s that noise? F**k the Proud Boys” as a larger crowd of protesters assembled behind their formation.
BLM activist Joshua Potash also captured videos showing the march through the streets.
A large mob of #antifa are currently marching with riot gear in the streets of New York City. pic.twitter.com/28CuKsgHJR — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 10, 2021
As the march proceeded it grew in numbers.
This massive anti-fascist march is making its way through times square right now pic.twitter.com/AOEhqgQ0SQ — Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) January 10, 2021
Social-media journalist Tara Szczepanski reported being assaulted by some from the rally. She reported having an egg smashed on the back of her head.
In the video she tweeted, she is assaulted by at least two of the men. One sprayed her with a chemical string and another appeared to strike her with a skateboard.
Attacked at a #BLM #Antifa #NyC rally, smashed egg in my head, hit with umbrella, spat on, knocked with a skateboard as the crowd says don’t protect her she’s for Trump. pic.twitter.com/hpSTdIaZt2 — Polish American Brotherhood (@PoAmBrotherhood) January 10, 2021
“She’s a f**king Nazi,” some in the crowd shouted. “She supports Trump, why are you protecting her.” Then the man with the skateboard appeared to strike her.”
A second video shows her being harassed and attacked by a larger group. A person outside of camera-view reaches in and smashes an egg on the back of her head.
Footage caught across of when I was trying to get away, and I’m screaming to get off me, they hitting me with the umbrella and then knock my equipment, when I picked it up they smashed the egg and hit me in the head, then knocked my phone off. #BLM #Antifa #TrumpSupporter #NYC pic.twitter.com/JOh3t2QGeM — Polish American Brotherhood (@PoAmBrotherhood) January 10, 2021
Szczepanski rushed to nearby NYPD police officers and appears to be assaulted again — in view of the cops. She said they “they told me to stay 6 feet from them and let me be attacked.”
I ran to the #NYP for help they told me to stay 6 feet from them and let me be attacked. pic.twitter.com/otVQaY9R0V — Polish American Brotherhood (@PoAmBrotherhood) January 10, 2021
In the video, a man wearing a cop costume and a pig mask is seen pushing a microphone in her direction. That man is seen in another video harassing police officers trying to maintain the peace.
One NYPD officer is trying to ask his brothers which of them are proud boys, but they’re not very responsive pic.twitter.com/SslRdMjPAH — Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) January 10, 2021