If you’re gonna stick your head in a lion’s mouth, don’t complain about his breath.
This guy is stupid.
More than 80 demonstrators were arrested in Sacramento Monday night, after a protest against the district attorney’s decision not to charge the police officers who shot an unarmed black man last year spun out of control.
Agitators reportedly blocked streets as they chanted for justice, keyed cars, and yelled at residents in their homes. At one point, a man who came to the rally wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and his daughter were mobbed by protesters and his hat was stolen off his head, video footage shows. The man told a reporter for the Sacramento Bee that he came to the rally in the MAGA hat to see what would happen — and he found out.
The video below, courtesy of the Sacramento Bee, shows a man in a MAGA hat watching the protest with his daughter when someone grabs the hat off his head and runs off with it. Soon the man and his daughter are surrounded by black-clad agitators, including a woman repeatedly blowing a whistle in his face.
“Don’t touch me! Don’t touch me!” the man, later identified as Dan Iverson, repeatedly shouts in the video. Riot police soon intervene and break up the tense situation.
A reporter from the Sacramento Bee asked Iverson and his daughter Andie what happened.
“We just were walking down here and they totally started crowding and threatening me — the people in the black masks,” the shaken man said. “The people in the black masks came up and were threatening my daughter and myself.”
When asked why he thought the protesters were doing that, Iverson responded: “Because I had a hat on.”
“It said, “Make America Great Again,” Andie explained.
“So this is supposed to be a freedom of speech rally, right?” Iverson continued. “They just took my hat!”
The reporter asked the father and daughter if they had done anything to provoke the hostility.
“We were just standing back by the tree,” the man said. “We didn’t say anything … We were just watching.”
He said he was a little “shaken up” after having “50 people grabbing” at him.
“I’m shaking right now,” the man said.
He told the reporter that he has property in the neighborhood and he’d never been to a protest before.
“My daughter’s in Social Studies at school. We came to a community … situation … to check it out,” he explained. “I live with my wife and two kids. We are law-abiding — we came down here to check out a free speech — immediately we’re surrounded by people in black masks and then other people came up grabbing at my jacket, grabbing at my daughter, and all I said was — nothing. I didn’t say anything.”
Iverson said agitators in the mob cursed at them and told them to “go home.” “We live in Sacramento, okay?” he told the reporter. “We live here.”
When asked if it was because of the hat,” Iverson responded, “Obviously!”
When further pressed, he admitted that he wore the hat because he was curious to see what would happen.
“We didn’t mean any harm. We didn’t try to threaten,” the daughter explained. “We just wanted to come here. And, you know, it’s a hat. I don’t see the offense.”
He went looking for trouble, and he found some. But he’s a grown-up, so if he wants to star in a viral video of a guy in a MAGA hat getting his ass kicked by a mob of leftists, that’s his business. But you don’t bring your kids to something like that. Leftists are crazy people. You cannot expect irrational people to act rationally.
Yes, he had every right to wear that hat. It’s like a pedestrian in a crosswalk – he has the right-of-way, but those lines on the road won’t save him if he walks out in front of a truck.