A man wearing a Nazi armband and allegedly shouting racist abuse at passengers was knocked unconscious after activists shared his photo online.
Photos of the man were taken on a bus in downtown Seattle on Sunday afternoon, before being shared on social media.
The Seattle Police Department said they’d received reports of a man ‘wearing a swastika armband and instigating fights’, according to The Independent.
Unluckily for the neo-Nazi, it appears he started a fight with someone stronger than him.
Hours before, an anti-fascist Twitter account had shared a photo of a man riding the bus in Seattle with a Nazi armband on his right arm.
The post read:
Nazi s***head on D line headed to downtown #Seattle. Submitter said they were harassing a black man on the bus.
Nazi shit head seen on D line headed to downtown #Seattle
Submitter said they were harassing a black man on the bus pic.twitter.com/ianQUnyCsC
— BabyGoose (@bigotbasher) September 17, 2017
The photo was shared around anti-fascist social media accounts and shortly after, local residents began to tweet reports of a man matching the photo.
According to Twitter reports, the man was ‘yelling at passersby’ and ‘spewing racist vitriol’.
And less than an hour later, a video emerged of a man with a swastika armband being punched in the face by a man in a grey sweatshirt, he falls to the ground, appearing to have been knocked unconscious.
— Comrade Bumblejack (@Bumblejack_) September 18, 2017
When officers arrived they found the man still on the ground, but by then he had removed his armband and declined to take the matter further with police.
Police said nobody at the scene had contacted officers to report the incident, writes The Independent.
The Antifa (anti-fascist groups) are known to sometimes use violence when confronting neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups.
The movement was very much in the spotlight recently when President Donald Trump accused the Antifa of being ‘very, very violent’ at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.