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
GOPer Joni Ernst booed and peppered with questions about guns at tense Iowa town hall
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According to a report from Iowa Starting Line, the embattled Iowa Senator whose approval numbers have dropped, due in part to President Donald Trump, was pressed by one local teacher about changing gun laws so she can get back to the job she was hired for.
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CNN contributor Andrew Gillum called conservative pundit Rick Santorum "ridiculous" on Sunday for suggesting that guns are not the problem in mass shootings.
During a CNN discussion on gun control, Santorum criticized calls from Democratic candidates for the government to buy back assault-style weapons in addition to banning them.
"The truth is something has to give," Gillum said. "The stranglehold that the NRA seems to have over Congress, over Washington, D.C., in my opinion, is insane. How can we put the priorities of one interest group above the safety, the security of the American people?"
WATCH: Tenn. lawmaker seeks to ‘destroy Satan’ by banning abortions in cases of rape and incest
The sponsor of a bill that would effectively ban all abortions in Tennessee said that he hopes to "destroy Satan."
Sen. Mark Pody (R) made the remarks at a Monday prayer gathering before debate on the bill.
"I'm not against any colleagues, whether they're standing with me or not," Pody said. "I'm against Satan and I'm standing with God."
"We will not back up, we will not back down, we will not turn around," he added. "We face the enemy. We have no protection when we run. We have no protection for our back."
The Tennessee ban would take effect once "a viable pregnancy is presumed to exist or has been confirmed," effectively banning all abortions in the state. There is no exception in the bill for rape or incest.