- 21 Feb 17
Some of the anti-Trump protests in the US have turned violent, with black bloc activists aiming punches and M-80 firecrackers at both the police and high-profile alt-right opponents. Tim MacGabhann reports on these masked individuals – and on the broader Antifa movement, which has spread all over the US. Plus, we look at Chuck Tingle’s very different way of taking on the President.
It’s the punch that was heard around the world, synched up with everything from New Order and Nate Dogg to Kanye West and Bruce Springsteen.
Before January 20, white nationalist Richard Spencer was best-known for advocating the ethnic cleansing of the United States and for calling civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. a degenerate.
After it, when he was punched in the back of the head by an alleged anti-fascist activist, he became a meme, a joke, a byword for white supremacist discourse in the United States – and how to disrespect it.