Footage has circulated on social media as pro-Trump and pro-police counter-protesters march Antifa protesters out of a Fort Collins, Colorado neighborhood. As tensions mounted, a brawl erupted between the two groups, with the anti-Antifa group ostensibly coming out on top.
Violence erupted as Antifa protesters were marched out of a Fort Collins neighborhood by counter-protesters waving “Trump 2020” and “Back The Blue” flags. A child’s birthday party was reported hosted nearby, prompting residents and counter-protesters to take action.
While the radical left-wing anarchist group was marshaled out of town, they were heckled and jeered with anti-communist remarks such as “f***ing communist scum.”
“So, we are currently marching the Antifa commie bas****s out of the neighborhood because nobody wants Antifa in the neighborhood. Nobody wants them here, so we’re marching them out,” said the man recording the video.
Antifa protesters had then allegedly assaulted a man in a wheelchair before they were dogpiled by patriotic counter-protesters. As the brawl simmered down, police were immediately at the scene to help separate the two groups.
The man recording the clip through a bullhorn told the Antifa protesters “you guys came to the wrong the city, boys and girls,” as they were beaten.
“Everybody keep your hands off your weapons,” one attendee shouted. “Keep punching each other in the face, just don’t shoot anybody.”
Police reportedly made three arrests with one citing following the disturbances in the Colorado city.
After police broke up the petering brawl, pro-police protesters agreed that an Antifa protester had allegedly assaulted a man in a wheelchair.
One eye-witness at the event took to Instagram to give a different perspective on events.
“I was at the Pro Police FCPD rally today,” she wrote. “Counter protestors were violently beaten and had no signs of aggression or hostility. Pro Police protestors forced them to the end of the block and then savagely assaulted them.”
“Afterwards the COUNTER PROTESTORS WERE DETAINED,” she continued. “The officers did not tell them why they were being detained. The pro police protestors who literally assaulted these people for no f***ing reason other than being PSYCHOPATHS got away with it. I am so sick and tired of this.”
“We have to defend the police and the role that they play in society for keeping law and order and keeping citizens safe,” said a Back The Blue protester, speaking with Collegian.
Earlier this week, National File reported on a viral video, also from Colorado, where residents and cops on horseback marched Antifa/BLM protesters out of town as America continues to suffer divisions in the run up to the election.