2017 leftwing violence

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In the immediate aftermath of the election of Donald Trump, CNN broadcast a non-spontaneous set-up piece with "Lilly," who said
"We can’t just do rallies, we have to fight back. There will be casualties on both sides. There will be because people have to die to make a change in this world."[1]

Trump supporters were the victims of numerous targeted attacks, brutal violence, and hate crimes.[2][3] A tech company corporate CEO threatened to murder Donald Trump.[4] The brutal and disturbing anti-Trump hate crimes (or hate crimes closely related to Trump's election) continued to occur into the next year.[5] Democrat leaders, Obama and the Clinton machine refused to condemn the hate and violence. Ads for paid protesters appeared on Craigslist. Many of these protests were likely organized and coordinated, as many protestors were bused in by Coach buses.

Liberal media bias and fake news that demonized conservatives and Republicans played a role in the increase in left-wing violence against conservatives.[6] Much of the violence was directed against Trump supporters.[7] The Pew Research Center found in 2017 that 47% thought that their friendships would be in danger if that friend voted for Trump, while only 13% of Republicans thinking the same thing about a friend who supported Clinton,[8] something confirmed by Harvard Law Professor Adrian Vermeule.[9]

According to a June 2017 Rasmussen Reports survey, 76% of Americans feared political violence.[10]

January

  • At least 217 violent protesters were arrested in Washington D.C. on President Trump's inauguration day.[11][12]
  • Four Chicago gangstas were charged with hate crimes for kidnapping and beating a mentally disabled white student and live streaming video on Facebook forcing the victim to repeat anti-Trump taunts.[14]
  • Madonna, a person with the economic resources to pose a viable threat, publicly stated, "I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House."[15] The Secret Service decided to investigate her due to her threat.[16] The claimed the comment was a metaphor.[17]
  • Pro-Trump demonstrator knocked out at protest.[18]
  • A Trump supporter was attacked after putting out a fire started by anti-Trump protesters.
  • When Trump protesters encountered a driver with a pro-Trump flag on his car, they surrounded the vehicle, ripped off and began burning the flag, and pounded the car. They also punctured on the tires.

February

  • It was reported in early February 2017 that 12,000 tweets had called for Trump's assassination since his inauguration.[19]
  • California GOP Rep. Tom McClintock had to be escorted to his car after a town hall because of angry protesters. The tires of at least four vehicles were slashed.
  • Protestors knocked a 71-year-old female staffer for California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher unconscious during a protest outside the representative’s office.
  • Milo Yiannopoulos speech at the University of California-Berkeley was canceled after rioters set the campus on fire and threw rocks through windows. Milo tweeted that one of his supporters wearing a Trump hat was thrown to the ground and kicked.[20]

March

  • Democrat Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine's son, Linwood Kaine, was charged with “fleeing police on foot, concealing his identity in a public place, and obstructing legal process,” after a masked group he was with threw smoke bombs into a pro-Trump rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Masked protesters at Middlebury College rushed AEI scholar and political scientist Charles Murray and professor Allison Stanger, pushing and shoving Murray and grabbing Stranger by her hair and twisting her neck as they were leaving a campus building. Stranger suffered a concussion. Protesters then surrounded the car they got into, rocking it back and forth and jumping on the hood.[22]

April

  • Fears of violent protests shut down Ann Coulter’s UC Berkeley speech. Campus police had gathered intel on protesters who were planning to commit violence.
  • A parade in Portland, Ore., was canceled after threats of violence were made against a Republican organization.

May

  • Director of BuzzFeed wishes for Donald Trump's murder.[24]
  • CNN host Kathy Griffen posed for a photo and video shoot with an ISIS-style decapitated head of the president.
  • Republican Rep. Tom Garrett, his family and his dog were targeted by a series of repeated death threats deemed credible by authorities.
  • FBI agents arrested a person for threatening to shoot Republican Rep. Martha McSally over her support for Trump.
  • Police in Tennessee charged a woman for allegedly trying to run Republican Rep. David Kustoff off the road.
  • Police in North Dakota ejected a man after he became physical with Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer at a town hall.
  • Rapper SnoopDog simulates shooting President Trump in a video.
  • A former professor was arrested after police said they identified him on video beating Trump supporters with a U-shaped bike lock, leaving three people with “significant injuries.”

June

  • Congressmen Steve Scalise and five others shot by rabid anti-Trump activist and former Bernie Sanders volunteer prior to a congressional charitable event. He had a list of names of the Republican lawmakers he wanted to murder.[25] Just three days before the shooting, Huffington Post published an article that called for prosecuting and executing President Trump, saying that impeaching the president was not enough to appease the liberal author.[26] After the shooting, a Democrat strategist created the hashtag #HuntRepublicanCongressmen and voiced hate statements against Republicans.[27][28]
  • Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney received an email threat that read, “One down, 216 to go,” shortly after the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice.[29]
  • Suspicious packages with a white powder and threatening letters were sent to Karen Handel, a GOP congressional candidate, and her neighbors days before a special election.[30]
  • Former conservative presidential candidate in France, a woman, was left knocked out and unconscious in the street by a male opposition supporter while campaigning in French parliamentary elections.[31][32]
  • In Indiana, shots were fired at pickup truck flying a ‘Make America Great Again’ flag on.[33]
  • New York Times sponsored a Shakespeare in Park production that features the bloody assassination of the lead character made up in the likeness of President Trump.[34]
  • The Austrian government reported leftwing violence increased 112% over the past year.[35]
  • An Antifa website encouraged physical violence against Trump supporters, capitalists and others who hold conservative-leaning views.[36]
  • It was reported that assaults on border patrol agents nearly doubled in the first part of 2017 compared to 2016.[37]
  • Michael Chabon, a novelist who won the Pulitzer Prize, stated his hope that President Trump would suffer from a "massive stroke."[38][39]
  • Johnny Depp made jokes about assassinating the president.[40] He later apologized.[41] Democrat congressional leaders did not respond to a request to comment on and disavow Depp's comments.[42]
  • Marcella Arguello, a writer for Bill Nye's Bill Nye Saves The World Netflix show, wrote on Twitter that the deaths of "a few old a** conservative white men" would be worth it if it led to gun control.[43]
  • Actor and filmmaker Rob Reiner called for an "all out war" against President Trump.[44]
  • California lawmakers received death threats from left-wing activists after they put on hold plans to institute "universal" government healthcare in the state.[45]

July

  • Antifa rioters beat and bloody Trump supporters in Philadelphia.[46]
  • Thousands of left-wing, anti-capitalist, and anti-Trump extremists[47] protested at the G-20 conference in Hamburg, causing riots and clashing with police.[48][49][50] They set up street barricades, looted supermarkets, attacked police with weapons such as petrol bombs, and they burned cars, among other acts of violence and vandalism.[51][52] U.S. First Lady Melania Trump was unable to leave her residence in the city due to violent protests.[53][54] By the second day of the summit, 160 police officers were injured and reinforcements had to be called in.[55] Through the third night of violence, 476 police officers had been injured.[56] A major German newspaper, Die Welt, referred to the riots as "the new fascist violence of the left."[57] A total of 476 police officers were injured during the riots.[58] The German Special Police Forces Saxony chief, Sven Mewes, stated he had never seen such violence in his over 30 years of experience.[59]
  • GOP Senator Dean Heller received a death threat by someone telling him to oppose the GOP's ObamaCare repeal effort.[60]
  • Pro-Trump singer Joy Villa received death threats and hate mail for her support of the president.[61]

See also

References

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