In the latest anti-fascist action to occur in this conservative inland city , a small group of anti-fascists planned to out Jeff Hall, the California "commander" of the Michigan-based National Socialist Movement (NSM), outside of his house. They were violently confronted by about thirty Nazis, who brandished firearms and threatened the safety of the demonstrators.
Thirty Nazis? Let's look at the video:
I distinctly counted no more than eight NSM cadre who sallied forth and actually confronted the antifa. Of course, there may have been more in reserve, but I judge by what I see on the video. So the antifa are deliberately inflating the total to cover their own embarrassment and being chased away by a smaller force. Who taught the antifa to count, anyway; Elie Wiesel?
Here is another pertinent excerpt of the report:
However, due to the the overwhelming presence of California human rights defenders at the National Day of Action for Arizona, turnout was relatively low. Only about seven members of the SoCal Antiracist Network were present, backed up by a contingent of about five Brown Berets. "Our reason for being there was to be security, to get Chicanos out of there if anything happened. We were not there to break any laws, we were not intending to go into the house," said of the the leaders from the Brown Berets.
Four police officers in riot gear were at the end of the cul-de-sac where Hall lives, and the police helicopter hovered overhead. Once the antifascists took their stand, a crowd of about thirty Nazis in full fascist costume swarmed out of the house and confronted one of the organizers. "We're not here to fight," he explained, and backed up about thirty feet. The Nazi charged him aggressively, but the antiracist defended himself, knocking the Nazi out cold at the end of his charge. The Nazis continued their offensive against the antiracists, chanting "Get the girl!" and attempting to strike the only woman present, a member of the Brown Berets. They brandished two firearms as police looked on, refusing to intervene in the violence. "If you don't like it, get out of here," one of the officers told a member of the Berets.
In light of the armed Nazi aggression, the antiracists withdrew their picket for the day. The antifascist struggle in Riverside, however, is anything but over.
In my previous post about this confrontation, I reported 10 antifa, but their total of 12 is reasonable. The bottom line - the antifa were put to flight by a numerically smaller force. And in the comments section of the report, they took some criticism from other antifa for targeting a residential neighborhood. One of the NSM members present also posted this comment (typos cleaned up):
Stupid Move, by Brian: Monday, May. 31, 2010 at 8:37 PM
I was one of the NSM members that combated these cowards; I must say this is the funniest lie yet
Not only did they lie about numbers but they forgot to mention that the 3 brown berets that were there were the first few to run off with a guy in a ski mask who had [lead] gloves, using those gloves to hit one of our members. Myself and another member cornered this guy as you can see in the video and he just ran like a coward. Yeah, some men you recruited.
All I have to say to that low life Kevin Atkin is I hope your happy putting our lives in jeopardy along with Jeff's family, innocent civilians, and themselves. It will come back to bite you in the ass some day.
This was long overdue. Finally, antifa got a taste of their own medicine. This can also be considered part payback for what antifa did after the L.A. rally, when they threw bricks at the NSM cadre in the parking lot.