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Nazi gets punched (and hugged) at white supremacist event

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Nazi gets punched (and hugged) at white supremacist event
Right in the kisser (Picture: Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

A Nazi received a varied reception at a white supremacist event recently when a black man hugged him, seconds before a different man punched him square in the face.

The Nazi, identified as Randy Furniss, was attending an speaking event at the University of Florida by white supremacist Richard Spencer, who was himself filmed being punched after Trump’s inauguration in January.

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Spencer, a known white supremacist who advocates ‘peaceful ethnic cleansing’ (we don’t know what that means either), was giving his first talk since he was present at the violent scenes which erupted during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia in August.

Despite being surrounded by a 300-strong crowd of anti-fascists, Furniss was initially shown some love, with a black protester hugging him and asking: ‘Why don’t you like me dog?’.

However the love for Furniss, who was wearing a shirt sporting several swastikas, soon dissipated and an unidentified man lunged out f the crowd, punching him directly in the face.

Other protesters reportedly spat at him as he walked through the crowd.

Nazi gets punched (and hugged) at white supremacist event
The crowd reacted to the Nazi with a range of emotions (Picture: Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Nazi gets punched (and hugged) at white supremacist event
Furniss eventually reached the safety of a police barricade (Picture: Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
Nazi gets punched (and hugged) at white supremacist event
White nationalist Richard Spencer spoke to mostly empty seats (Picture: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Furniss, now with blood leaking from his busted lip, was then followed by the taunting crowd to a police barricade.

The protesters at the event far outnumbered the people who actually turned up to hear Spencer speak, with local bars offering free drinks in exchange for tickets to his talk.

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This resulted in bars packed with anti-Nazi protesters, and Spencer speaking to several empty seats.

Other than the attack on the Nazi there were no reports of serious violence at the event.

Chris Sims, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said: ‘There were a few scuffles, but for the most part it was an extremely peaceful event.’

In case you wanted to watch it again, here’s the video of Spencer being punched.

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