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Antifa Attacks Bernie Sanders Supporter for Holding American Flag

The man attended a counter-protest against a right-wing rally, an act protected by the Constitution. Antifa took aim at him for loving his country.

By NTK Staff | 08.21.2018 @10:27am

An August 4 right-wing rally in Portland drew hundreds of counter-demonstrators, including a number of Antifa acolytes. Antifa protesters attacked one of their fellow protesters, who also opposed the right-wing rally, simply for carrying the American flag and exercising his Constitutional right to protest.

According to video posted by The Oregonian, Paul Welch, the attacked protester and a Bernie Sanders voter, battled with Antifa as they tried to confiscate his flag. Then, one of Antifa’s adherents struck Welch in the back of the head with a club.

Welch dropped to the ground and clutched his bleeding head while Antifa made off with the “fascist symbol,” the American flag:

With pride he clutched his U.S. flag as he moved among the crowd of like-thinking demonstrators.

Soon a group of black-clad anti-fascist protesters, also known as antifa, demanded he lose the flag, calling it a fascist symbol. Welch refused, and a tug-of-war ensued.

It ended with Welch taking a club to the back of the head, lying on the ground in a pool of his own blood.

The injury required bandages and staples to stem the bleeding, according to photos obtained by The Oregonian. And the publication reported that Welch suffered a concussion in the attack.

Police are investigating the theft and assault.

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