Alt-Left activists attack a young conservative attending a vigil for Charlottesville.
Conservatives and Republicans of all stripes have condemned white nationalists and neo-Nazis who took part in the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Caleb Slater chose to wear a Young America’s Foundation (YAF) baseball cap with the slogan “The Conservative Movement Starts Here” because he said it would offer “a symbol of peace.”
“I wore the hat to show that conservatives condemn the actions of the alt-right just as much as anyone else in our culture,” Slater said in a statement to YAF.
A member of Antifa noticed the hat and according to Slater’s account started giving him the middle finger and directed other alt-left activists in his direction.
“Are you with right wing media? Why do you have the fu**ing hat on? You’re with Young America’s Foundation?” yelled one Antifa activist at Slater. “We don’t want you here!”
Slater said he immediately turned his camera on so he could record if anyone tried to harm him, they immediately attempted to grab his camera and grabbed his hat, throwing it away. He said that three or four members choked him and dragged him by his shirt into the street where cars were present.
These are the same alt-left activists CNN’s Chris Cuomo compares to World War II veterans.
Featured image appears courtesy of Young America’s Foundation