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Riot Horror: Was This Man Viciously Beaten by Thugs for Being a Trump Supporter?

A disturbing video of two black thugs viciously beating a man emerged online yesterday.

As the attackers pummeled the elderly man to the ground, a voice in the background could be heard repeatedly shrieking, “You voted Trump –yahhh!”  They continued punching and kicking the man while he was cowering on the ground. One of the thugs grabbed what looks a cell phone, while another one actually went into driver’s side of his car and started looking for things to steal.

As the man struggled to his feet (while yelling, “Get out of my car!”), a woman could be heard screaming, “You gonna pay for my sh*t?”

At that point, one of the attackers resumed beating him, savagely raining blows to his face and head, while the bystanders squawked in approval. The video ends with one of the thugs going back into his car and shutting the door.

https://twitter.com/Mathiasian/status/796614447808860161

The location of the incident has not been verified, but Twitter users are saying that it was filmed in Chicago.

One commenter on Twitter sought to justify the black-on-white violence by posting a picture that depicts white-on-black violence from 50-60-70 years ago.

https://twitter.com/fawkingrude/status/796694429348331520

In the wake of Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton, at least eight cities across the nation have erupted in fits of rage and violence. Yesterday, thousands of enraged progressives protested and rioted, in some cases blocking highways, smashing windows, and burning trash containers and tires.

The Clinton machine and the anti-Trump media can be blamed for least some of the violence. Clinton worked hard to demonize Trump and his followers, calling them “deplorables.” Too many in the media were happy to amplify that toxic message. Many of Clinton’s supporters heard the message loud and clear: Trump is worse than Hitler and must be stopped. And his racist/sexist/homophobic/xenophobic followers deserve their hatred, derision, and even beat-downs.

Update: The Wrap reports that “there is no indication from the video that the man is actually a Trump supporter. Police in Chicago, where the attack occurred, would not say if they were investigating the possibility that the man was beaten for backing Trump.”