Trump supporters protesting Twitter censorship clash with Antifa and BLM activists in violent scenes in San Francisco
By RACHEL SHARP FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 00:10 EDT, 18 October 2020 | UPDATED: 03:46 EDT, 18 October 2020
Pro-Trump protesters in MAGA hats and Thin Blue Line flags flocked to downtown San Francisco Saturday
They were protesting Twitter censorship after it locked the Trump campaign account this week
The free speech rally was organized by right-wing group Team Save America
Hundreds of counter-protesters turned up and formed a wall with shields
Some held BLM signs and photos of black EMT Breonna Taylor who was shot dead by cops in March
Other counter protesters waved Antifa flags or sported t-shirts claiming membership to the 161 Crew
Violent clashes broke out between the two sides within minutes of the rally starting
Footage posted online showed rally organizer Philip Anderson being pushed and punched
Anderson posted a photo on Twitter of his bloodied mouth missing a tooth and wrote ‘Antifa attacked me’
Another pro-Trump supporter in a Trump 2020 t-shirt was seen being wheeled off in an ambulance
A San Francisco cop was also seen injured on the ground. No arrests were made
Violence erupted at San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza on Saturday as Trump supporters protesting Twitter censorship clashed with activists from Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
The free speech rally was organized by right-wing group Team Save America after Twitter blocked circulation of a New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s emails and locked the Trump campaign account this week.
Hundreds of counter-protesters turned up holding Black Lives Matter signs while others were dressed in black clothing with their faces covered and waving flags for violent left-wing group Antifa. Others wore t-shirts claiming membership of the anti-fascist action group 161 Crew.
The Team Save America event ended up being called off before it even started as violent clashes broke out between the two sides within minutes of people arriving, leaving several in need of medical assistance.