The guys with the pink towels wrapped around their faces are Antifa fascists. The guy swinging the helmet is apparently a Canadian alt-righty religious fanatic. The scene was a gay pride event at Gage Park in Hamilton, Ontario on June 15th. The Hamilton Pride event attracted some Alt-Right protestors who were waving homophobic signs and yelling stuff about how gays were gonna burn in hell. Some Antifas showed up to stage a fascist counter-protest. Then all hell broke loose.
At some point, a few Antifas were attacking some Alt-Righties. That’s when “Helmet Guy” came flying in to deliver a one-two punch using a helmet as a weapon. He scored a double knock-out on two Antifas before getting tackled, and he did it with a lit cigarette between his lips. He has since been arrested. His name is Christopher Vanderweide, but I’m gonna keep calling him Helmet Guy because that’s easier to spell.
I got most of this from a Canadian paper. Luckily it was in English because I don’t speak Canadian. H/T to Ace’s place for the lead.
I’m not gonna defend the Alt-Right. According to the Left they are racist bigots, but they say the same thing about everyone to the right of Chairman Mao. But I will point out that I am on record from years ago saying that the use of race-based identity politics by the Left was gonna trigger an “equal and opposite” reaction on the Right.
If organized groups keep attacking white people (verbally and/or physically) sooner or later white people will start organizing in self-defense. The weirdness of this conflict is that both Antifa and the Alt-Righties are predominately white.
I gotta run. I am DMD today.