Neo-nazi tracked on Twitter, beat up by anti-fascists

Social media users shared the location of the neo-Nazi as he made his way around Seattle.

September 19, 2017 14:59
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Anti-fascists used social media to track down a neo-Nazi and beat him up.

A man wearing a red Nazi armband was spotted on a bus in Seattle, according to Buzzfeed News. He was reportedly harassing a black passenger. A social media user snapped a photo and submitted it to an anti-fascist Twitter account.

It was soon shared to Reddit's Seattle subreddit where it picked up followers.

Man w Swastika Arm Band Riding D-Line from SeattleWA

Other Seattle social media users began sharing the exact location of the neo-Nazi as he made his way through the city sharing his racist views.

Finally, a group of anti-fascists found the man and knocked him unconscious.

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