The members of Antifa involved in the fight backed out, and the the state became the accuser. McInnes says the media and the political establishment of New York used the brawl between the two groups paint Trump supporters as violent hate gangs. The judge equated the fight to the rise of Nazis in Europe.
Adam Kelly, the man with the red beard, tried to help the older man and was smashed over the head with ‘metal pipes’ and was then sprayed with mace. Kelly received over 25 stitches/staples. Joseph Christian Evans, 34, was identified as one of the Antifa members who allegedly struck Kelly, and he was arrested.