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[VIDEO] Hate Group Assaults Air Force Officer During Anarchist March in Olympia

Jeff Schogol reports: Police in Olympia, Washington, are looking for two men who assaulted an Air Force officer during a supposedly peaceful protest Sept. 5.

Police in Olympia, Washington, are looking for two men who assaulted an Air Force officer during a supposedly peaceful protest Sept. 5.

The officer, described as a pilot at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was stopped in traffic due to the protest when he was singled out by a “local hate group,” which calls itself the “anarchists,” according to a police news release.

“The protesters saw two confederate flags attached to the back of the victim’s motorcycle and surrounded him, rocking the bike in an attempt to knock it over,” the news release said. “They sprayed the victim in the face with mace, and struck him in the back with a baseball bat and a glass bottle filled with red paint.”

Police did not identify the Air Force officer, who suffered “severe eye irritation,” as well as a bruised shoulder and back in the attack, the news release said. A witness who tried to help the officer also was sprayed in the face with mace.

The news release described the two men suspected of attacking the Air Force officer as white males who stand 6 feet 4 inches tall. All of the protesters wore black and camouflage clothing with masks covering their faces.

While Olympia Police supports people expressing their First Amendment right to protest, the Sept. 5 gathering’s message was “violence and hatred” that resulted in two people being hurt and extensive damage to city hall, the news release said….(read more)

Source: Air Force Times

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