A 56-year-old man was taken away in an ambulance after he was assaulted by Antifa outside the Night for Freedom gala in New York City, a gathering of the New Right and Trump supporters organized by Mike Cernovich.
The man was reportedly leaving the event when he was set upon by members of “Antifa,” who are classified as a domestic terrorist organization by U.S. security agencies. He is currently in a stable condition at Bellevue hospital.
One Antifa member involved in the assault, David Campbell of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of assault, strangulation, criminal obstruction of breathing, resisting arrest, criminal possession of a weapon, and loitering.
The aftermath of the incident was captured on film by The Wrap’s Jon Levine.
Two others were also hurt in the fight and taken to hospital. It is currently unclear if they were attendees of the event or protesters.
“Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization” said event organizer Mike Cernovich. “This is what Democrats support.”
Cernovich went on to retweet posts highlighting support for the violent leftist organization from DNC deputy chairman Keith Ellison.
DNC endorsing Antifa 👇 pic.twitter.com/6Ox1vDhOIo
— Digital.Forests 🇺🇸 (@DigitalForests) January 21, 2018
“A Night For Freedom” was hosted at the FREQ club in Midtown New York, a venue that was secured at the last minute after a last-minute cancellation by the initial venue. (Last-minute cancellations and bureaucratic hurdles have become a common tactic used by colleges and venue hosts to torpedo New Right events).
The event featured a host of New Right speakers including Gavin McInnes, Stefan Molyneux, Jack Posobiec, Lucian Wintrich and Michael Malice. The event was well attended, with over five hundred attendees spread over several floors. Cernovich took to Twitter shortly after the event to taunt those who had attempted to derail it.