An ‘anarchist’ protester was caught whipping Trump supporters in Manhattan, amid anticipation of the former president’s possible arrest, despite being outed as a possible Antifa supporter.
The Big Apple has braced for riots since Donald Trump announced he would be indicted Tuesday by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Controversial scenes erupted inside the demonstrations, where a protester was seen inciting MAGA supporters against another moments after removing his hoodie to cover an ‘anarchist’ tattoo commonly worn by Antifa rioters.
Confronting a man dressed similarly to the notorious ‘Q-Anon Shaman’ of the January 6 riots, the individual ordered him to prove he was not ‘wearing a microphone’ before intoning a chant of ‘Go Trump!’
The suspicious appearance comes after years of speculation from Trump’s base that Antifa instigators are joining his events to incite violence.
Trump loyalists have gathered outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, pictured Monday afternoon, as rumors of his impending impeachment grow.
Surrounded by angry protesters for apparently faking their support for Donald Trump, the man dressed in a ‘shaman’ outfit came face to face with another protester for being ‘a plant’.
As the ‘shaman’ bares his chest and responds: ‘Do you want to see?’, a third man approaches and again orders him to show that he is not wearing a microphone.
“It has more cables than a PlayStation,” he jokes. Show us the wire!
The bizarre interaction ends with the alleged faker removing his shirt and revealing that he is not wearing a recording device before exclaiming, “Go Trump.”
But despite celebrating in the streets and joining the chant in support of MAGA, the third man to join the episode was later reportedly revealed to be a potential faker.
The suspected Antifa protester, center left, was previously seen with an ‘anarchist’ tattoo on his neck before donning his hood to confront the ‘shaman’.
The protester was photographed earlier in the day with his hood down, revealing an ‘anarchist’ tattoo commonly worn by Antifa antagonists.
Freelance photojournalist Rebecca Brannon, who shared the initial images online, added that she saw the man had a tattoo of the anarchist logo on his neck, a common symbol among Antifa members.
“I noticed his circle-A tattoo, the classic symbol prominently associated with Antifa and anarchists,” he said.
“He knew I noticed and then he put on his hoodie.”
Speculation comes as conspiracies have swirled for years that authorities, particularly the FBI, send “plants” to incite hostility at right-wing events.
These conspiracies broke out after the scenes on January 6, 2021, when supporters of Donald Trump were involved in ugly scenes while running towards the Capitol.
A Trump supporter outside Trump Tower on March 20 waves a banner that reads: “Trump 24 or sooner.”
Many of the former president’s supporters flocked to New York City this week on news of his impending impeachment, as Trump himself ordered his supporters to take to the streets if he was arrested.
Hordes of MAGA supporters gathered outside Trump Tower to pledge allegiance, including one who said he would side with him if civil war broke out.
Stephanie Lu, a 59-year-old Chinese-American woman, said she didn’t vote for him in 2016, but once he became president, she realized she likes what he stands for.
“We value hard work, respect for the law, conservative value is what Chinese Americans treasure, we have the same conservative values,” he said.
‘If there is a civil war, I will fight. I will fight with my life. And the Democrats, they should wake up. We are fighting for them too.
They are the next generation. If they become communist serfs, their children will suffer. We are fighting for them, especially for the whites.’
He also badmouthed the Manhattan district attorney, who said he wasn’t doing a good job fighting what he called real crime in the city.
‘This district attorney did nothing to those criminals. The real criminals,’ Lu said.
His prediction was that if Trump is arrested, it will result in a landslide victory or civil war, a view shared by many of his fellow protesters.
Stephanie Lu, a 59-year-old Chinese-American woman, said she thought Trump’s arrest would end in a 2024 victory for the former president or civil war. ‘If there is a civil war, I will fight. I will fight with my life,’ she said.
Dion Cini, 54, the founder of TrumpSwag.com, stood in front of Trump Tower on Monday afternoon. He is pictured here eating what he described as a ‘Trump burger’.
Scores of protesters have invaded Trump Tower following news of Donald Trump’s impending arrest, including this man dressed as a ‘Trump Shaman’, who faced accusations that he was faking his loyalty to MAGA.
Dion Cini, 54, founder of TrumpSwag.com, a company that makes MAGA political merchandise, he said he thought Trump’s impeachment was wrong, but hoped the move would only boost his ratings, referring to a “Trump coup.”
“The good news is that everyone wins, no matter what happens tomorrow,” Dion said. “I call it the Trump coup. Whatever happens tomorrow, there is a 10 to 15 point increase in Trump’s ratings,” she said.
‘If he gets arrested, he takes a hit from Trump. If they don’t arrest him, he takes a hit from Trump.
Kalman Brudo, a 66-year-old from Brooklyn, also said getting arrested could work in his favor.
“We’re in New York City, New York City is the belly of the liberal beast, but I think it’s going to help Trump tremendously because people will see that it’s a scam,” Brudo said.
“I don’t want him arrested, but if he does, I think it will work for him. They just want to go on a criminal walk. They want him humiliated. They want to take that picture,’ he said.
‘I used to be on the left. Leftists know how to talk. We are with the program. We are intelligent. Those on the right, with few exceptions, are like idiots. They don’t know how to respond.