New Tone Watch: Anti-Obama protestor attacked in SF

CBS San Francisco files this disturbing report

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/ BCN) — A man who set up a table with political literature and a sign opposing President Barack Obama was attacked in San Francisco’s North Panhandle neighborhood, police and witnesses said Tuesday.

Initial police accounts had indicated that the man had a sign supporting Obama, but witnesses later said it was an anti-Obama sign with a Hitler mustache drawn over the president’s face.

The attack happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Fell Street, where the victim, a 29-year-old Daly City man, had set up his table, said Capt. Denis O’Leary of the SFPD’s Park Station.

A man and woman approached the victim, tore the sign and shook the table, causing the political literature to fall to the ground.

The attackers also kicked the man in the hand, O’Leary said.

The SFPD captain said he did not know whether the victim was a supporter or opponent of Obama, but a witness who was in the area Monday said the victim was a supporter of Lyndon LaRouche, a left-wing political activist who opposes the president.

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The first attacker was described as an Asian man with long black hair who was wearing a gray baseball cap, gray sweatshirt and dark jeans, O’Leary said.

The other was a white woman who is about 5 feet 6 inches tall with long, curly brown hair, he said.

Punks.

Call the SFPD at (415) 575-4444 or text TIP411 if you witnessed the attack.

4 thoughts on “New Tone Watch: Anti-Obama protestor attacked in SF

  1. There has got to be some sort of poetic justice in this. A liberal being assaulted by two other liberals. Anyone openly opposing Obama in SF is like someone opposing Ahmadinejad in Tehran – your’re bound to get beat up very quickly.

  2. Nothing new. When I was passing through San Fran in 1970 wearing my Army uniform; I was spit on, called a “baby-killer” and had rocks thrown at me.

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