On Saturday, ahead of the far-right "Demand Free Speech" rally which is predicted to draw counterprotests in Washington, D.C., Arc Digital writer Caroline Orr reported that the makers of a solid steel cane are advertising it online as a means of beating up unruly liberals and "Antifa" demonstrators.
"#Antifa knows to attack where legal gun owners aren't allowed to carry a gun," said one ad for "Patriot Canes." "They know we're honest, law abiding citizens. They are why we changed the design of our canes to fight back against their solid steel bike locks."
"Don't wait until the day you wake up in the hospital after a bunch of liberals have attacked you with a bike lock," said another ad. "I started Patriot Cane because of being attacked at a Trump rally. They are attacking us again. Be ready for #ANTIFA."
“Law-abiding citizens” don’t usually produce and sell weapons that are designed to look like canes so they can pass… https://t.co/vGJUIahxqi— Caroline Orr Bueno (@Caroline Orr Bueno) 1562427131.0
Alt-right activists have gone into overdrive after right-wing reporter Andy Ngo was attacked by counterprotestors at an event in Portland, Oregon. Some groups have circulated unsubstantiated information that "Antifa" activists plan to attack conservatives with milkshakes loaded with quick drying cement and other chemicals. While there is no evidence to support this claim, it has caused right-wingers to urge each other to carry weapons to the rally in D.C.