Pro-Israel U.S. Marine Manny Vega Attacked by Pro-Palestinians in Washington, DC – #2DC4Gaza

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On Satruday, August 2, a national march for Gaza took place in front of the White House. A pro-Israeli counter-protester (U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran Manny Vega) was standing on 16th and H Streets with Israeli and American flags. Vega was approached by an Arab who began engaging in a very productive conversation with him. However, as more pro-Palestinian protesters marched by them, some engaged in violent acts against him. (This is where the video begins recording.) He was punched, pulled, kicked, and even spat on. (Spitting occurs multiple times between 0:52 and 1:00.) See also #2DC4Gaza #LetGazaLive #FreePalestine #Protest4Palestine

Co-sponsors of the march:
– ANSWER Coalition
– American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
– Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
– American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
– Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition
– Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
– Muslim Legal Fund of America
– MAS Immigrant Justice Center
– Code Pink

* (Aug. 6) If any of the co-sponsors listed above condemn this attack, apologize to Manny Vega and assist law enforcement with identifying the assaulters, let me know and I will make a note here. *

* (Aug. 8) Some commenters were asking why Manny reacted strongly in the first few seconds of the video. It’s because he was already being attacked and driven away by some protesters; I started recording moments afterward so the video doesn’t show the initial confrontation.

* (Aug. 8) I don’t have the time or obligation to monitor every comment. But if I run into a comment calling for specific harm, I will ban the commenter.


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