A group of people known as "anti-fascists" have taken a hands-on approach to the issue of neo-Nazis and white supremacists being loud and proud in public in recent months. By beating them up.
On Sunday afternoon, the internet fully mobilized behind getting a Nazi beaten up. It began when the Twitter account @bigotbasher shared a photo of a man riding the bus in Seattle while wearing a swastika armband.
"Nazi shit head seen on D line headed to downtown
#Seattle," they wrote. "Submitter said they were harassing a black man on the bus."
Around the same time, a photo of the man was also posted on the Seattle subreddit thread, where it went viral.
And others who noticed the Nazi walking around Seattle were also tweeting about it:
Anti-fascists quickly mobilized in to action, tweeting out information about the Nazi's whereabouts:
And it seems the plan worked. Because not long after these tweets went up, someone on Facebook named Shaughn Patrick Ffud, real name Sean Patrick Duff, shared a photo captioned, "just watched a Nazi get knocked the fuck out."
Duff told BuzzFeed News that he just happened to be passing by when the confrontation went down. And he didn't participate, mainly because he was blazed off his ass. He said:
I literally just got off a bus and was walking to a movie and saw some guy being obnoxious up the way. Which I'm used to in downtown Seattle, but then I saw the Nazi armband and realize we are dealing with a guy a little more than just obnoxious. I had eaten over 800mg of THC and was way too high for confrontation so I just held back with two other passersby to watch what would unfold.
While other bystanders took to Twitter to report having watched the whole thing go down:
This guy documented the whole chain-of-events, summed it up in four words—"talk shit, get hit"—and went viral.
Others are praising the "beauty" of justice in action.
Video of the punch made its way to YouTube, where it has since been taken down. But not before someone captured the moment in Gif form:
And someone spotted this photo of the same guy, allegedly, minus armband:
Of course, not everyone supports punching Nazis, on the grounds that violence is not the solution to any problems. Even Nazis. What do you think?