GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A man in a swastika T-shirt wandered into an angry crowd of anti-white-supremacist protesters in Gainesville on Thursday. The man was pushed, screamed at, and even punched. He was even-hugged.
The skinhead, whose white T-shirt featured multiple gray swastikas, found himself in the midst of an angry crowd at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Some 300 protesters had gathered there to demonstrate against white supremacist Richard Spencer, who was giving a speech at the student center.
The mob surrounded the skinhead. They cursed him with shouts of “F— you!” and “Leave him alone!” “Speak your mind,” one protester demanded of the silent man. “Everybody hates you.”
Someone swung at the skinhead, bloodying his nose.
Then, something wonderful: An African-American man approached the skinhead, chest to chest, and demanded, “Give me a f’in hug.”
“Why you don’t like me, bro? Huh? What is it? What is it?”
The skinhead first grimaced, as if bracing for more violence, then relaxed, smiled slightly, and hugged back.
And shrieking cheers rose up from the mob. Sometime love shows up over hate in the most difficult circumstances.
SOURCE: New York Post