Richard Spencer told followers on Friday that he and fellow white supremacists might need their own protection force, after the ‘alt-right’ founder got punched in the face during an anti-Trump protest.
If law enforcement can’t protect us from antifa assaults we will begin protecting ourselves.— Richard ? Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) January 21, 2017
Spencer did not go into details but about what such protection would look like. “Antifa” is a term for anti-fascist demonstrators.
He filed a police report on Saturday, as he continued to tweet about the incident. “It was absolutely terrible,” he told CNN. “I’ve certain never had this happen before — a sucker punch in broad daylight.”
Since the election, Spencer has emerged as a premier movement representative, hosting a conference in Washington, D.C. where he led a Nazi salute and shouted “Hail Trump.”