Man Punched For Wearing Swastika Armband In Seattle by the Forward

Man Punched For Wearing Swastika Armband In Seattle

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Seattle police said that they were responding to a viral video of a man wearing a swastika armband getting punched in the street.

The Seattle Police Department said that they responded within five minutes to the scene, where they found the swastika-wearing man on the ground.

The victim “declined to provide info about incident & left after removing his armband,” the department tweeted on Monday.

Video of the incident, as well as photos of the man traveling around the city beforehand, circulated widely on social media, with most praising the man who swung his fists, BuzzFeed reported.

“I would say that we successfully identified, tracked and coordinated to neutralize a clear and present danger to Seattle. Whether we coordinated the actual punch or not, I, for one, applaud the anonymous hero,” Twitter user @teethnclaws, who was one of the first to circulate photos of the swastika man traveling around the city, told BuzzFeed.

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Man Punched For Wearing Swastika In Seattle


Aiden Pink

Aiden Pink

Aiden Pink is the Deputy News Editor for the Forward. Contact him at or on Twitter, @aidenpink .

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