Aug 5 2014
On Saturday, Breitbart News reported on U.S. Marine Corps veteran Manny Vega’s lone counter protest against a pro-Palestine rally in Washington, D.C., and how a protestor tried to light his Israeli flag on fire while he was holding it. However, the dustup between Mr. Vega and the protestors did not end there.
Breitbart After Breitbart News left, Mr. Vega found himself surrounded by angry pro-Palestine protestors, and was kicked, spat on and punched by the demonstrators. The police finally showed up to stop the situation around a minute and a half into the video.
“I got attacked by a mob,” Mr. Vega reported to police. “They spit on me, they kicked me, they punched me.”
Although a few protestors can be seen apologizing to Mr. Vega for the violence in the video, others can be heard continuing to chant and scream at him, and had to be ordered to disperse by the police. “I have a right to be here standing against…you guys,” Mr. Vega told them.
Before the incident, Manny Vega told Breitbart News that he was unafraid of the protestors. “Hey, I’m not going to be pushed out of here… If I was in Palestine my throat would be slit, but I’m in front of the White House,” Manny said. “This is America, and I have every right to be here with the American flag, and the Israeli flag as a counter protest.”