An armed man appears to place a protester with an American flag featuring Nazi symbols in a choke hold during a protest at the Sam Houston statue in Houston, Texas.
A video of the incident was posted by an anti-Semitic YouTube account that appears to be supportive of the alt-right. It showed the chokehold lasting for about five seconds, The Houston Chronicle reported.
The man with the flag had been carrying a megaphone as well as signs with alt-right imagery like “Pepe the Frog” and “No blood for Israel.” A woman from the crowd can be heard saying that the protest was about the monument.
“Dude, they’re not taking the monument down,” he can be heard saying. “These are good memes.”
A crowd gathers around him.
“Dude, this is not Comicon,” a man off camera can be heard shouting.
“I know, what is it?” the man asked rhetorically. “I thought I was just coming to make friends.”
The account that uploaded the video titled it accusing an Oath Keeper of choking the man. The Oath Keepers are the group that typically arrives heavily armed at protests. They claim that their presence is to “prevent dictatorship,” but the Southern Poverty Law Center labels them as “one of the largest radical antigovernment groups in the U.S. today.”
After the event escalates, he eventually is escorted away from the protest as demonstrators chanted, “Na, na, na, na. Hey, hey, hey. Goodbye.”
The victim has not yet filed a report and police told The Chronicle there’s nothing they can do until the victim comes forward.
You can watch the full video below:
‘America is running away like rats’: Watch angry Kurds blame US troops for dead babies as they withdraw
The Associated Press obtained video of Kurds pelting American military vehicles with fruit as they withdrew from Syria.
The video was first captured by a Kurdish news agency, the AP said in a report on Monday.
“Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held Syria who had died in the Turkish offensive.
The scene encapsulated the Kurds’ feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to a US withdrawal that has been rushed and involved several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces.
WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear
Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.
In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.
Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.
Watch some of the video clips below.
Outside the White House right now:
White House urged diplomats to stay quiet about withheld aid to Ukraine: ‘Nothing to see here’
As Democrats proceed with impeachment, there are explosive new revelations almost daily related to President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that top diplomats were instructed to keep quiet about the temporary freeze on the $141 million package of aid to Ukraine.
“Keep moving, people, nothing to see here,” Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary of Europe and Eurasia, said in an email.