On Saturday morning, both protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump took to the streets of Berkeley, California. Unfortunately, violence broke out, and several people were arrested in the melee. A well-known white supremacist by the name of Nathan Damigo was one of those caught up in the violence, and a cell phone video taken of the melee shows him violently assaulting a woman with a brutal sucker punch.
White supremacist organizations have seemingly become emboldened since Trumpism became a national political force. Damigo, leader of the white supremacist group Identity Europa, attended the “Patriot Day” rally to show his support for President Trump. Damigo has earned a bit of notoriety as the founder of the Identity Europa group, who defines themselves on their website (which we will not be linking to) as:
“A generation of awakened Europeans who have discovered that we are part of the great peoples, history, and civilization that flowed from the European continent. We reject the idea that our identities are mere abstractions to be deconstructed. We oppose those who would defame our history and rich cultural heritage. In a time when every other people are asserting their identity, without action, we will have no chance to resist our dispossession.”
So, essentially, a group of racists who try to mask the truth about their boys’ club by hiding behind pseudo-intellectualism and the guise of “free speech.”
This is not the first time Berkeley has been the center of violent protests since Donald Trump’s election. In February, violence erupted over an invitation by the University of California, Berkeley to (now disgraced) Breitbart editor and professional troll Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on campus. The invitation was eventually cancelled, and Yiannopoulos fell from alt-right grace when his past statements seeming to condone pedophilia surfaced.
Photos of Damigo at the event seem to confirm that he is indeed the man in the video:
Here are more images of the Trump supporting white supremacist Nathan Damigo, the coward who sucker punched a WOMAN in Berkeley today pic.twitter.com/j6mkNHfhH6
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) April 16, 2017
Men like Damigo is why we cannot sit back and let these violent oppressors to control the narrative. You can watch the video of the violence in Berkeley by clicking here. Damigo’s punch occurs about thirty seconds into the clip. The overall graphic violence depicted in the video is very disturbing.
Featured image via YouTube screengrab.