An unnamed man in Seattle wearing a swastika armband was knocked out cold less than 90 minutes after a group of anti-fascists used social media to share his image and location in order to track the him down when the man was spotted allegedly harassing an African-American man on a city bus.
The white supremacist was first seen riding a ‘D’ line bus in downtown Seattle on Sunday afternoon, with witnesses claiming he had been harassing another passenger. It didn’t take long for the story to gather some steam as the man’s photo was quickly shared on Facebook and Twitter, soon reaching anti-fascist groups who used their social media accounts to track him down.
The man in question was eventually located less in under an hour-and-a-half later on a street-corner in downtown Seattle, where witnesses filmed him getting into an argument with a group of several unidentified people. The white-supremecist, however, wasn’t going to back down, as he can be heard in the video maintaining his stance, claiming that “They deserve the welfare.” These would be the last words he would utter any time soon.
All it took was one powerful right-hook from a large, unidentified man in a cap and a gray hooded sweatshirt who was amongst those that had tracked him down and the white-supremecist was sprawled out motionless on the ground. After the man was knocked unconscious, another in the group can be heard in the video say “Night, night.” Seattle police had said they were receiving reports of a man in a swastika armband starting fights, but were too late when they arrived on the scene.
“Police were on the scene in five minutes and found him on the ground. He declined to provide info about the incident and left after removing his armband,” the Seattle police department said in a series of Twitter posts. “No one else at the scene contacted officers to make a report about the incident.”
While both the identity of the man wearing the armband, as well as his assailant, are still unknown, you can watch all of the action from their meeting unfold in the video below, but viewer discretion is advised.