Cassandra Fairbanks reports:
Matthias Thorpe, a co-organizer for the Boston free speech rallies, was brutally attacked by a mob of Antifa on Friday evening — resulting in multiple fractures in his face.
Thorpe, 28, and a few friends had attended a discussion about Antifa featuring Mark Bray, the author of the Anti-Fascist Handbook at the Harvard Coop. He stated that they had not attended with intentions to shut down the event or disrupt it, but did ask meaningful questions about the implications of communism — such as asking if fascism that killed six million people is worse than communist fascism which has killed approximately 100 million people.
“He never answered my question, but people in the crowd recognized me because my picture was on one of the Antifa websites,” Thorpe told Gateway Pundit.
The group was eventually thrown out of the event as they lightly trolled towards the end, chanting “Trump” and “build the wall.”
Once outside, Thorpe said that he and his friends stuck around to attempt to have discussions with others who had attended. He stated that he had a few interesting interactions and everything was going reasonably well.
Around 9 p.m., as he was planning to leave, a woman walked out of the Coop, pointed to him and began shouting that he is a “Nazi.”
“Before I could even respond this girl tries to hit me, so I defend myself and all of a sudden someone came up behind me and grabbed me. There was a whole swarm of them around me punching me in the face,” Thorpe said.
Thorpe was being assaulted with the fists of a mob that he believes was “at least 7-10 people.”...
Once he broke free, the group began mocking him and shouting things like “run Nazi, run,” leading to him running back into the group and throwing a punch. “The group came in and swarmed me again and began punching me over and over,” he said.
Eventually, Thorpe found himself on the ground, covered in blood, swollen and in a lot of pain. His face is fractured in three places — so severely that a bone completely detached.
It really doesn't make sense to challenge these guys physically or to plunge back into their crowd after they hit you. These guys are very violent.Matthias gets attacked by Antifa: his story https://t.co/3mRp2B8Jyc— Chris Bartley (@chrisbartley101) December 2, 2017