On the 8th of April, Richard Spencer and his neo-Nazi friends tried to exploit the Syrican crisis by holding a so-called “antiwar protest” at the White House. They were confronted by a larger crew of anti-Fascist protesters. As darkness fell, someone threw glitter on Richard Spencer, who then tried to escape with his crew. Part of the anti-Fascist crew had to retreat because of the glitter incident, but other chased Richard Spencer to his taxi, from which he was reportedly kicked back out.
There were reports of two people roughly detained but no arrests after Richard Spencer was expelled from his taxicab. One report says Mr Spencer’s head bobbed like he’d been punched out again when the glitter hit him. Some of the Nazis tried to play April 8 up as a victory, but they were the ones who had to run from the field with part of their opposition in hot pursuit. While some of the Antifa had to retreat from cops rather than pursue Spencer, it was Richard Spencer who had to hide behind the cops in the first place, yet he was still driven from the field by the remaining anti-Fascists. Not one of Richard Spencer’s crew was able to go on offense and pursue any of the Anti-Fascists, only the cops they hid behind were able to do anything like that. Thus, It’s quite clear that Antifa won and Richard Spencer lost this battle.
The politics of this show that Trump’s ” MAGA” coalition is starting to fracture. Neo-Nazis were among his strongest supporters and the “alt-right” may be the reason he was able to win the electoral vote at all (he still lost the popular vote). Now the alt-right is protesting against their own Fuhrer, and some of them did it while still wearing their red “MAGA” hats known as “MAGAts” to some.
Richard Spencer is the admitted alt-right “White Nationalist” or neo-Nazi who is most famous for the punch in the face he got at the Inauguration, where he was supporting Donald Trump. Now he is protesting the very TrumpenFuhrer he took a punch for.
Hurredly organized anti-Fascist activists confront white nationalist “anti-war” protest
Antifascists confronting Nazis
Make racists afraid again!
Cops scrambling after glitter thrown at Richard Spencer
Long shot of post-glitter chaos: some break left with the pigs in pursuit, Nazis break right with more Antifa in pursuit
Richard Spencer bursts from his cab after being expelled, setting off one more scrum