Masked members of Antifa blocked the way of an elderly woman using a walker, berating her by yelling, “Nazi Scum, off our streets!” (See video below)
The woman was trying to attend a fundraising event featuring Maxime Bernier, founder of the People’s Party of Canada, considered by the protesters as right-wing and, thus, unacceptable.
The video shows the woman’s husband coming to her aid as they attempt to cross a street to enter Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Her husband can be seen trying to reason with a female protester, who can be heard screaming at him, “Don’t you f***ing touch me!”
He eventually got help from police officers who intervened and escorted the couple into the building, where Bernier was – ironically – holding a discussion with U.S. political commentator Dave Rubin on free speech and censorship.
The woman’s son, David Turkoski, later posted his mother’s response on Twitter:
Her response pic.twitter.com/no9Al5bl02
— David Turkoski (@DTurkoski) October 1, 2019
Bernier supports stricter immigration laws and opposes the “extreme multiculturalism and cult of diversity” of current Canadian Prime Justin Trudeau.
Before he founded the People’s Party, Bernier was a member of the Conservative party where he served as a member of parliament as well as Minister of Industry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism. In 2017, he nearly won the leadership of the party.
Counter-protesters showed up to oppose Antifa, who unsuccessfully put maximum pressure on Mohawk College to cancel the event. Four arrests were made (two from each side) for breaching the peace.
Police are currently reviewing the video of the event before deciding to arrest the specific individuals involved in the incident.
Antifa has a history of violent protests, most recently when they targeted journalist Andy Ngo, among others, at a protest in Portland. Ngo ended up in the hospital with a brain bleed from the injuries he sustained. Others ended up with bleeding heads as well.
Antifa was also responsible for the 2017 violent demonstration and subsequent riots in Berkeley. Its members were reacting to conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos being invited to speak on campus. During the riots, Antifa members smashed the windows of a Marine Corps recruiting office after sucker-punching someone who voiced opposition to them.