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The video does show a real attack, but, as the time stamp indicates, it did not take place in 2016 and couldn't have had anything to do with anti-Trump protests following the 8 November election.
The brutal beating occurred on 7 April 2015, when a group of people exited a minivan and attacked a homeless man at a service station. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, it was prompted by a disagreement earlier in the day over who would pump gas next:
originally posted by: JesusXst
Deplorable at it's highest. It's rubbish like this that's out of control right now, because Trump Won?
These people are Animals and need to be lead to the Guillotines. There's absolutely No excuse for this kind of behaviour it's evil!
Protests against President-elect Donald Trump turned violent in a Philadelphia neighborhood Friday night, and they left one homeless veteran fighting for his life on a night when the nation was celebrating his service. And it was all captured on surveillance video.
Mark Rolfe, 51, passed away early Saturday morning from injuries sustained when he was attacked by a group of protesters outside of a Sunoco gas station in the Olney neighborhood of North Philadelphia. Rolfe was a veteran of the United States Army, serving one tour in the first Gulf War and one tour in Afghanistan.
According to eyewitness reports, Rolfe was attacked by a group of young adults who were out protesting the election of Donald Trump. The group of protesters, who have not been identified, were attempting to set fire to an American flag when Rolfe yelled at them to stop. The protesters responded by attacking the homeless veteran with a hammer, a piece of wood, and a table leg.
Surveillance video captured the attack: christiantimesnewspaper.com...
originally posted by: Grambler
I believe this is not true.
I hate snopes, but here is there debunking of it.
On that page, they have the video in it entirety, and its time stamped for 2015.
The attack is outrageous and real, but it was over a year ago and has nothing to do with the protests this week.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: JesusXst
You'll excuse me if I don't watch the video. Seeing a fellow veteran beaten by these low-IQ thugs would make me find a local protest and inflict injuries.
Thankfully, after Donald Trump gets his agenda rolling, there will be FAR fewer homeless veterans, and suicidal veterans as well.
originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
a reply to: JesusXst
Then maybe check your souces a bit better instead of eagerly posting lies.
I know ATS now loves to paint any left as demons but come on.