Antifa activists shout down Richard Spencer, alt-right demonstrators outside White House
Police, many in body armor, created a physical barrier between alt-right activists and members of the left wing group “antifa,” which is short for “anti-fascist.”
Spencer led alt-right activists as they chanted “Crush all commies.”
Spencer, who has become the face of the “alt right” movement, is the co-editor of AltRight.com and the president of the National Policy Institute, a think-tank. The alt-right are a loosely affilliated collection of groups and individuals characterized by a rejection of mainstream politics that includes neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-Semites.
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Fearing violence after showdowns between the two extremist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia and Florida, police escorted Spencer’s group away and walking with them for several block until they reached a subway station.
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Before he departed, Spencer yelled, “Build the wall today. We’ll be back.”
The dueling demonstrations appeared to be mostly peaceful.
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