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A free speech rally was shut down in San Francisco on Saturday after counter-protesters became violent. The situation became so dangerous for conservatives that police needed to escort them to their cars for their own safety from an angry mob.

A “Free Speech Rally Against Twitter and Big Tech” was planned for Saturday at the Federal Building at U.N. Plaza, which is near Twitter’s headquarters. The event was to protest Twitter’s censorship of the New York Post’s article about Hunter Biden’s alleged emails regarding overseas dealings.

The rally, which was organized by Team Save America, was granted a permit by the city. There was a strong police presence in the area and barricades were set up to separate the rally-goers and the counter-protesters.

“The First Amendment ensures the right to assemble for everyone and the permit process is in place to allow for planning, to minimize disruptions and to create basic safety measures,” San Francisco Rec & Parks spokesperson Tamara Aparton told SFist. “The San Francisco Police Department will be implementing all safety measures for this event.”

Before the 1 p.m. free speech rally kicked off, hundreds of counter-protesters assembled in the area, including a group of black-clad individuals wielding shields. Demonstrators were holding signs that read, “Smash Fascism” and “Nazi Trump F*** Off.”

“They have no business being here, they’re trying to build a fascist movement in this country,” San Francisco resident Carol Seligman told KABC-TV.

“It’s tough, I believe in free speech but I’m also anti-fascism,” said Elana Thurson-Milgrom from San Francisco.

The main organizer, Philip Anderson, was attacked and punched while he was walking to the stage to deliver his speech. The counter-protesters threw bottles at Anderson while he was on stage. Anderson announced the rally was canceled.

“Too bad it got canceled, that’s what happens when you lose free speech, this is what our country has turned into,” Anderson told the crowd.

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Anderson shared a photo that shows his bloody mouth with his front tooth knocked out and another hanging loosely with the caption: “Antifa attacked me for no reason.”

Anderson also posted a video from a hospital bed. “I have a question for you, Joe Biden. You said that Antifa is just an idea. This is what they did to me,” Anderson said with a front tooth missing. “I’m at the hospital right now … because of Antifa. Do you still think, after seeing this, that they’re just an idea?”

Despite the free speech rally being canceled, police determined that the conservatives in the area were in danger after the riotous horde tried to knock down the barricades and threw glass bottles. Law enforcement provided a police escort to the conservatives, many of them wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.

Video shows a police motorcade taking the Trump supporters to a parking garage where their cars were located.

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San Francisco police said counter-protesters threw “plastic bottles filled with unknown liquid,” metal cans and eggs at rally participants.

The San Francisco Police Department said six people were injured, including three officers who suffered non-life-threatening injuries when they were assaulted with pepper spray and caustic chemicals. One officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment, the department said.

One Trump supporter was seen being taken away in an ambulance with a leg injury.

No arrests were made, the department said.

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Se1ene October 19, 2020
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Notice that in the article the words Free Speech are in quotes, to indicate that the reporter does not believe it was a Free Speech rally, even though they got a lawful permit and harmed no one. However, those in black masks were NOT called Antifa, even though they name themselves that, and Antifa even when it is mentioned is NEVER in quotes. So the patriots marching peacefully with signs saying Free Speech are denied their chosen title, and the violent mob is allowed to pretend that their fascist actions are coming from an anti fascist group. Typically liberal outcome, no?
Se1ene October 19, 2020
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EXACTLY!!! I am shocked that the SF police were honest enough to see and to admit that it was the conservative free speech participants that were in danger, and the counter-protesters were the ones hurling projectiles with intent to cause bodily harm. They did their job getting most of the peaceful conservatives out safely. HOWEVER !!! The entire reason the counter-protesters feel free to lob things at conservatives and cops is that THERE WERE NO ARRESTS MADE!! Those people were committing felonious assault!!! That is a crime!!! Lock them up!!! You do that a few times, make the charges stick, and voila! no more caustic chemicals, bricks, frozen bottles, and other dangerous missiles.
JS October 19, 2020
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COMMUNIST TERRORIST CRIMES MATTER ! SHOOT and/or IMPRISON ALL COMMUNIST TERRORISTS !
ANA October 19, 2020
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I'am very very sorry for the man .O.M.G !!!!! it is not the IDEA Only a mentally ill person thinks so.
Matt October 19, 2020
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Arrests should have been made. Antifa are racist scum. Smash Antifa.
Michael_T October 19, 2020
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Of course no arrests were made.
Steve Fye October 19, 2020
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Personally, I'd like to kill every one of these motherfuckers.
Pat October 19, 2020
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Why no arrests? Of course, this is in CA, so the person would have been given a ticket and allowed to walk out before the officers' reports are written. Sick!!
LST October 18, 2020
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Antifa and BLM niggers again.
Larry October 18, 2020
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this is more of a white teeth matter issue.....
Shirley October 18, 2020
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What happened?
ERIC October 18, 2020
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ARE YOU MOTHERFUCKING KIDDING ME?! FUCK YOU CF FOR DELETING MY LONG ASS COMMENT TI TOOK 10 MINS TO TYPE UP! IS THIS CF OR FASCISTBOOK?! FUCK YOU ASSHOLES!
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