By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
A ‘We The People’ rally was held in Philadelphia yesterday. There were not that many patriots there, but hundreds of violent communist Antifa thugs swarmed the rally. They were there for a fight and they got one.
Conservative groups had planned the rally in support of ICE and police officers. Hundreds of black-clad, masked Antifa radicals descended upon them near the Independence Visitor Center on 5th and 6th Streets. There were approximately 80 conservatives in the mix and they were vastly outnumbered. The media is calling the Antifa goons counterprotesters. That’s not what they are. They are vicious communists who intend to beat conservatives into cowering and staying silent.
The police commissioner stated that only four were arrested. One of them punched a police captain if you can believe it (and I do). One injured person was put in a van for their safety as well. After violence broke out the crowd soon dispersed.
There were crazed hippy liberals in attendance too. One guy with fluorescent pink hair and pepperoni pizza leggings showed up to ‘protest Nazis’. There were other leftist nut cases there as well.
The police arrested the Antifa communists and put them in a police van while their supporters shouted: “We got your back, man!” The Antifa thugs were shouting profanities at the police while they were being arrested. No one ever accused communists of being classy.
This could easily have broken into a major clash and with the Antifa terrorists outnumbering the conservatives the way they did, it would have ended very badly. There was blood splattered on the sidewalks as the two groups were separated. The Washington Post is reporting only 30 conservatives were there versus 300 Antifa goons. Take that for what it’s worth – WaPo has a credibility problem, to say the least.
— Matt DeLucia (@MattDeLucia) November 17, 2018
WaPo also claimed that the Antifa soldiers were arrested for disorderly conduct and failure to disperse. They played that down immensely. Two others, a 26-year-old man and a 35-year-old man, were arrested for failing to disperse. A 31-year-old woman was arrested for disorderly conduct, police said. As for the police captain getting punched, WaPo said it was a ‘person’. Way to whitewash a story, fellas. A police captain was attacked during one of the scuffles and taken to Hahnemaan University Hospital, according to law enforcement officials. A 23-year-old man was arrested for that assault. NBC didn’t even mention that communist Antifa made up the bulk of the counterprotesters.
And of course they tried to paint the police as badly as possible: “The protesters were separated from the “We the People Rally” by a four-lane street, lines of Jersey barriers and hundreds of Philadelphia police officers, many with plastic handcuffs dangling from their uniforms.” The ‘handcuff’ part of that descriptor seems to be added merely to make the officers look like over-anxious thugs. That’s just dishonest and worthy of Pravda.
And… WaPo even tried to portray the whole thing as a joke: “The demonstration was advertised as a gathering for “patriots” and others who were “pro-good cop, pro-ICE, pro-law and order, pro-life, pro-American value, pro-gun and anti-illegal immigration,” according to a Facebook page for the event. But the turnout was small, leading some of the counterprotesters to question if the rally had been a practical joke.” Boy, WaPo just hates everything good about America and conservatives in general. That statement is just dripping with sarcasm and you can feel them sneer at the patriots who were in attendance.
BREAKING:Police commissioner just told me there were 4 arrests. One person punched a police captain. One injured person put in van for safety, he says. Most of the crowd has dispersed. @NBCPhiladelphia
— Matt DeLucia (@MattDeLucia) November 17, 2018
Listen to the WaPo rhetoric and how they twist the intentions of those who put on the rally:
“I kind of wonder if they were just screwing with us, that they made some event to get other people to waste their day,” mused Michael Bartolone, 45, who drove from New York City to join the protesters. “Was this all a ruse on their part or were they scared off?”
The low turnout also disappointed rallygoers like Ted Chmielnicki, who came from North Carolina. He wondered if social media buzz hinting at violence turned some away.
“We heard a lot of rhetoric coming in here that we were going to come in here and take over the city and destroy the place and be all violent and all that,” he said. “The only message we’re trying to get out is unity. If we can’t unite underneath the Constitution and the flag, we’re already lost.”
This is Joe Cox. He is protesting the We The People rally because he says “Nazis shouldn’t have a safe space.” pic.twitter.com/ceAq2gpBoU
— Laura Benshoff (@LEBenshoff) November 17, 2018
More on the event:
As rally participants gave speeches — and protesters tried to drown them out with chants — tourists passed en route to the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was signed. Rally organizers said showing respect for that founding document was the reason behind the event.
“They’re calling us Nazis. But I ask you: Which side looks more like a Nuremberg rally?” asked Bill Helder, 55, of Washington’s Crossing, Pa., noting the abundance of flags, chants, and drums among the counterprotesters. “All I heard over here was, ‘God bless the Constitution. Let’s get along.’ And the other side wants to tear our heads off.”
Still, city officials took no chances. Before the event, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney told philly.com that the gathering would have “coverage” and that the city would meet violence or vandalism with arrest and detention.
“I’ve only seen one guy get punched so far today,” said Boston resident Gregg Housh, 41, a counterprotester who has attended at least 30 similar events in the last two years. “That’s because one of the alt-right guys got out of their pen and walked around to the other side, walked right into the middle and starting yelling Trump stuff at them.”
Really? That’s why a police captain was punched? So many lies you need a shovel to dig your way through it.
On more serious note: Here’s probably the most violent moment I personally witnessed today. After one Proud Boy showed up and got in conflict with some antifa, police pushed people away aggressively to make their arrest of antifa. To my knowledge, nobody on right arrested today. pic.twitter.com/2Bn9vkEeb6
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) November 17, 2018
Everywhere that conservatives meet, Antifa is showing up to get their violence on. It’s getting worse, not better and the gathering in Philly shows that. Our Founding Fathers would be ashamed and incensed over all of this.