Patriot attacked by violent Soros funded group
Members of the far left Antifa group physically attacked a man because he was carrying an American flag, according to reports.
Paul Welch, 38, who describes himself as “slightly progressive,” was part of a “counterprotest” at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park when he was attacked,
As Welch held the flag, a large group of Antifa members approached him and ordered him to dispose of the flag calling it a “fascist” symbol.
When he refused, the members physically attacked him.
The incident, which was captured on video, shows the George Soros funded group attempting to snatch the flag from Welch.
The footage finally shows Welch being clubbed on the back of the head
“My bones turned to Jell-O and I just went down,” Welch said
“I remember thinking there was a very good chance that I could be beaten to death.”
The EpochTimes reports: It took four staples to close the three-inch gash in his head, and Welch had to spend two days recovering from a concussion before returning to work, according to the newspaper. Hundreds of other Portlanders were also present at the protest.
“I didn’t come as a part of any group,” Welch said, who describes himself as a “slightly progressive leftist.”
He said he felt conflicted in the days after the incident. He has since filed a police report, and Portland police are investigating.
“It strikes me as the worst sort of political theater. It’s kind of like you’re playing into your opponents’ hands when you do that sort of thing. That’s not what I was there for,” Welch told the newspaper.
Earlier this month, on the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville riots, a number of Antifa members were seen on camera threatening President Donald Trump with violence and even murder.
A Secret Service spokesperson previously told The Epoch Times that they were “aware of the videos.”
Trump wrote in a Twitter post marking the anniversary: “We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!”
Antifa is known for increasingly resorting to violence while donning masks or bandanas that serve to obscure their faces.
Violent members may soon be held federally liable if Congress approves a bill that provides enhanced penalties against rioters who conceal their identity.
The proposed bill dubbed the Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018 states that anyone “while in disguise” who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person in any State,” would be fined or sent to prison for a maximum of 15 years—or both. It was introduced in August by Rep. Daniel Donovan Jr. (R-N.Y.).
Some have criticized anti-masking bills as being an infringement of constitutional rights. But Donovan spoke out against such critics and told them to look closer at the wording.
“To those predicting a doomsday totalitarian state from my Unmasking Antifa Act: please read the bill,” he wrote on Twitter.
“It simply adds a penalty for wearing a mask while infringing on the Constitutional rights of others to assemble and speak freely.”