A fight broke out during a rally Sunday evening for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver — but a man who contacted KCNC-TV said he was involved in the dust-up and that it says a lot about the intolerance of the left.
What are the details?
A KCNC cameraman taking video of the rally caught the fight in progress. A white man in a light-blue jeans jacket slammed another man to the floor before several people pulled them apart:
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The man who was slammed to the ground was wearing a "Black Guns Matter" shirt underneath his jacket, as can be seen in the below clip of the fight:
What did the man who said he was wearing the 'Black Guns Matter' shirt have to say?
A man who anonymously contacted KCNC said he is black and was wearing the "Black Guns Matter" shirt and that the white man was the aggressor.
"He had a problem with the shirt I was wearing," the man told the station. "I was recording the event, he walks up and calls me a racist. But I thought, 'What's he know about black lives, about discrimination, or, for that matter, the representation of the shirt?'"
The man — who said he got the shirt from a concealed-carry class — added to KCNC that "black people and their ability to own firearms has historically been very restricted [in America]."
He also told the station he agrees with Sanders on a number of issues but not gun ownership — and that he was surprised at the intolerance of the white man who body slammed him.
"I think it's really a sad thing at a Bernie rally when someone has a difference of opinion that someone would be treated like that," the man added to KCNC. "I thought it really would be a lot more inclusive than that. It's not a safe place to express differences. I would expect that sort of thing at a Trump rally."
What did a man who said he was the other fight participant have to say?
A man who identified himself as "Tyler" also contacted the station and said he's a Sanders supporter and was the other fight participant.
Tyler told KCNC a person with a "Black Guns Matter" shirt was with two other men, and they were booing during Sanders' speech. He added to the station that when he tried to capture video of the booing, the man wearing the shirt shoved him through a barrier, and Tyler retaliated.
Here's a clip KCNC said was sent anonymously to the station that shows what led up to the fight. (Content warning: Language):
Just amazing. Remember, black people are only a “protected class” to white liberals if they think the right way. https://t.co/aXyUm6179s— Jason Howerton (@Jason Howerton) 1582033315.0
In the clip, the white man lectured about the shirt and said "you're equating black guns to black people, black lives, that's exactly what you're doing. I hope those guns are as important to you as other people's lives."
When things get heated, the white man asks, "Why are you getting so angry? Because you know I'm right."
At one point, another person who sounds like a woman tells the white man that "we don't have the right to speak on black lives."
Finally, the white man says "your shirt's racist" — and then it's on.
The station added that neither of the men involved in the fight was removed from the venue, and that security simply told them to separate.
(H/T: Louder With Crowder)