‘Anti-Fascist’ Beer Company Owner Calls on Customers to Hit ‘Far-Right’ ‘Fascists’ in the Head with a Brick
Debra Heine, PJ Media, May 21, 2019
As Europe goes to the polls to vote in the EU Parliamentary elections this week and with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party forecast to gain the most votes in the UK, left-wing activists are acting out in an unprecedented manner.
In a recent tweet, the owner of a beer company in Manchester England urged his customers to hit “fascists” (like Farage and Tommy Robinson) over the head with a brick.
“Note to our customers: Please don’t throw out beer over fascists,” wrote Mike Marcus, the director and founder of the Chorlton Brewing Company. “Hit them over the head with a brick as is traditional.”
In his Twitter profile, Marcus describes himself as “Anti-fascist (any means necessary).”
When one of his followers responded to his tweet, saying it “sickened” her, Marcus doubled down, arguing that his call for violence was “acceptable.”
When asked who decides if a person is “extreme” enough to hit over the head with a brick, Marcus admitted that it was a difficult question because “the politicization of an entire population” is “incremental and gradual.”
As more and more people responded negatively to his call for violence, Marcus locked down his personal Twitter account.
But the Chorlton Brewing Co. account, where Marcus continues to argue with Twitter users, remains open.
The left-wing brewer’s call for violence against the “fascist” right does not occur in a vacuum. It comes amid increasing attacks on right-wing personalities and the journalists who cover them in the UK and in the U.S.
Right-wing activist and independent candidate for the EU Parliament Tommy Robinson has been repeatedly assaulted by left-wing agitators and Muslim extremists at campaign events as he campaigns throughout the North West region of England.
Both Nigel Farage and Robinson have had milkshakes thrown at them in recent days in assaults applauded by left-wing activists.