Late Friday night, following an event at the Metropolitan Republican Club of New York, a mob of approximately 30 members of the Proud Boys was filmed attacking and beating several men in the street, reports Heavy.
The attacks followed a speech by one of the founders of the group, Gavin McInnes.
In multiple videos posted to Twitter and YouTube, a group of men can be seen suddenly running down the street and then gathering as two or three men are pummeled and then kicked while on the ground.
According to filmmaker Sandi Bachom, the attack began after “a protester tried to take their MAGA hat they wear brutally kicked and punched.”
Filmmaker Andrew Kimmel, formerly of Buzzfeed, provided more context and supplied additional photos of the fights, which can be seen below.
You can watch the videos below:
Proud Boys in red #MAGA hats after leaving @GOP Republican Club event hosting Gavin McInnes, break out in violent brawl because a protester tried to take their MAGA hat they wear brutally kicked and punched pic.twitter.com/mqXDtvl9Kt
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) October 13, 2018
Tonight in NYC the #ProudBoys called people they considered to be “antifa” faggots as they beat them up. Gavin McInnes brandished a sword. The police provided them with protection. Then @FoxNews created this bullshit story. pic.twitter.com/AJoU91uLEH
— Andrew Kimmel (@andrewkimmel) October 13, 2018
If U.S. media were describing an event like this in another country, it’d be written as a “violent pro-Trump street gang” or a “fascist gang.”
Yet outlets here will still describe the Proud Boys as a “right-wing group” & its founder, Gavin McInnes, as a mere “provocateur” https://t.co/ZzkoeFe23E
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) October 13, 2018
Metropolitan republican club invited a violent fascist group to celebrate the murder of a Japanese socialist in 1960, and the proud boys afterwards took to the streets to beat people up, but fox is framing it exactly the opposite. https://t.co/5yRvMOoBd1
— Kieran (maybe a ghost?) P (@kieranpegler) October 13, 2018