A shocking video posted to Twitter shows the moment a gang of white nationalists attack an interracial couple outside of a Tennessee restaurant leaving the woman bleeding from her face.
Jack Smith, a reporter from Mic, posted the video after a report on social media stated that the couple were attacked near a pub in Brentwood, Tennessee.
According to the report, approximately twenty of the black-clad neo-Nazi’s “paraded” through the room and began harassing the interracial couple, leading to a fight.
“Managers at the pub says that police took a report — Brentwood and Nashville police told me they don’t have information to release now,” Smith reported.
Smith spoke with white nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach after the fight and was told that one of the white nationalists “was getting his jacket and words were exchanged,” adding that the “black gentleman” took the first swing.
Heimbach also defended the beating of the woman, saying, “She jumped in and took swings at people. The confrontation wasn’t any of us.”
With reports like these erupting across the country, you wouldn’t be alone in suspecting that America has become a more hateful place, or that our current administration might have something to do with it.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) annual census of “extremist” groups, “The number of hate groups in the United States rose as the radical right was energized by the election of Donald Trump.”
Trump’s rhetoric has brought these older strains of America’s racist movements from the farthest fringes right into the mainstream of party politics.
You can read Smith’s tweet, and watch the video below:
A bi-racial couple allegedly attacked tonight by neo-Nazis after a Tennessee rally, beating the white woman bloody. pic.twitter.com/wbS5ZMrnGr
— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) October 29, 2017