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Far-Left Protesters Harass Black Conservative Outside Philadelphia Restaurant
A group of protesters allegedly aligned with far-left group Antifa harassed two conservatives, including a black woman, outside of a restaurant in Philadelphia on Aug. 6. Video footage posted online shows Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and communications director Candace Owens attempting to eat breakfast at the Green Eggs Cafe near Center City when protesters gathered outside and started yelling at them. In the footage, which Owens posted on Twitter, the protesters, who appear to be mostly white, are blowing whistles and shouting “[Expletive] white supremacy.” Owens is black. Video also shows one of the protesters dumping a bottle of water on Kirk, who starts laughing. The protesters get extremely close to both Kirk and Owens, prompting a police response. The footage has been viewed 1.8 million times. “Would like to personally and publicly thank the @PhillyPolice force for keeping us safe today. As you can see in the video, they were all Hispanic and black. The white liberal thugs were shouting ‘no good cops in a racist system,'” Owens wrote. “I refuse to be racist to white people so I’m attacked by racist white people. Weird world,” she later wrote. “If a[n] angry conservative mob formed while two young liberals, one white guy and a black woman, were eating breakfast, and the mob hurled horrific insults, threw objects and assaulted them, the left would call it a ‘hate crime’ and every major outlet would be demanding condemnation,” Kirk added. Owens is a former liberal who has embraced conservatism and appeared with President Donald Trump at the White House. She also earned the respect of rapper Kanye West for her new views. Owens was already in the news earlier this week, for imitating the racist rhetoric of New York Times hire Sarah Jeong. While Jeong posted dozens of tweets that showed racism against white people, Owens switched the word “white” in one of Jeong’s most notorious tweets with “black,” and “white” with “Jewish” in another. Twitter suspended Owens account, but later re-opened it after a backlash.