Antifascists ‘tracked down’ man wearing Nazi armband - and knocked him out

Rob Waugh
Anti-fascist Twitter users in Seattle IDed and helped locate a man wearing a swastika armband.

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Antifascists claimed to have ‘tracked down’ a man wearing a Nazi armband – and then felled him with a single punch after he shouted racist abuse.

As with many such viral stories, it’s difficult to verify the details – what’s certain is that a man wearing a swastika armband was pictured on a bus in Seattle.

A video and image posted separately show what appear to be same man being knocked unconscious and lying in the street – and police confirmed this.


Twitter users claim to have joined in ‘the hunt’ for the alleged Nazi – then an extremely violent video shows the alleged Nazi being punched in the face.

The video was followed by an image of the man unconscious in the street.

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Seattle Police claim that they received reports of a man shouting racial slurs – then found him unconscious on the ground.


Seattle Police said, ‘Around 4pm Sunday, SPD received reports of a man wearing a swastika armband, instigating fights at 3rd Ave / Pine.

‘Police were on scene in 5 mins & found him on the ground. He declined to provide info about incident & left after removing his armband

‘No one else at the scene contacted officers to make a report about the incident.’

 

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