White nationalist Richard Spencer - White nationalist and alt-right movement founder Richard Spencer was caught off-guard when a protester punched him during an on-the-street interview on Inauguration Day.
According to CNN, Spencer, 38, was speaking to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation when the attack occurred. As he was responding to a question about his Pepe the Frog pin, a protestor dressed in black rushed in, punched Spencer in the face, and ran off.
Spencer took to Twitter to denounce the incident.
I was just physically assaulted twice by antifas. No serious damage. I can take a punch.— Richard Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) January 20, 2017
If law enforcement can't protect us from antifa assaults we will begin protecting ourselves.— Richard Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) January 21, 2017
Spencer, president of the white nationalist National Policy Institute, made headlines in November at the institute’s annual conference. He declared, "Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!" while those in the audience gave a Nazi salute.
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