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Following the inauguration of Donald Trump today as America's 45th President, there have been numerous protests and marches around the country. While some have intentions of simply practicing their right to the First Amendment, there are many more that are just people rioting and looting for the sake of causing trouble.
Who knows if that was the case here, but during a live TV interview, white nationalist Richard Spencer got sucker punched as he was playfully explaining the role of Pepe the frog’s role in the election.
the academy award for best picture goes to "richard spencer getting punched in his smug nazi face midway through explaining pepe the frog" pic.twitter.com/NRzom6jcWK— Glen Coco (@MrPooni) January 21, 2017
Spencer, who recently caught fire after he was seen holding a Nazi salute with Tila Tequila on Twitter a few months ago, seemed to be the target the protestor wanted to go after—and there aren't too many people on social media showing much sympathy.
No, assault is HORRIBLE. Except in the case of neo-Nazis. Then it's wonderful. https://t.co/97sdeuBa4A— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 21, 2017
I'm not one to condone violence against other people, but "people" isn't exactly an apt descriptor of nazis.— صورتي من ميدركون (@Inushinde) January 21, 2017
Who said punching Nazis is wrong? Punching Nazis is the most 'Murican thing one can do. Captain America does it! pic.twitter.com/aAblNg3JdO— Kara Calavera (@KaraCalavera) January 21, 2017
the coward who punched richard spencer needs to come forward and apologize for cutting me in line— Rembert Browne (@rembert) January 21, 2017
You never want to see anything like this happen, but when a guy does and says the things that Spencer has in the past, it's a sad reality. With the United States appearing to be more divided than ever as Donald Trump takes office, let's just hope things are able to be kept under control.