WATCH: Antifa thug tased, arrested after squirting ‘bleach’ on conservative speaker at YAF event!

A conservative speaker was attacked last night by a thug protester from Antifa during a speech at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Michael Knowles, a conservative political columnist for the Daily Wire, was there at the invitation of the conservative group YAF (Young Americans for Freedom).

At some point during the event as protesters were yelling, a man dressed in Antifa attire threw a liquid at Knowles, thought to be bleach, hitting him in the face. Cops quickly restrained the man and arrested him.

Here’s more from University News:

One person was injured and arrested following a protest at an event hosted by Young Americans for Freedom Thursday night.

The event’s speaker, Michael Knowles, a conservative political columnist for the Daily Wire, was giving a speech titled “Men are Not Women.”

According to a statement released on UMKC’s Twitter, “The protest turned disruptive and after several warnings, the disruption persisted.”

The arrested protestor was tackled and tased by police. Others were maced, according to those in attendance.

Protestors originally planned to stage a silent walk-out at the event before heading to the Inclusion Spring Bash at the University Walkway.

After the incident, Knowles tweeted that the protestor tried to throw bleach on him. After speaking with police, Knowles tweeted that it was instead an odorous substance designed to smell like bleach.

UMKC says it will continue to gather facts on the incident and review campus policies and procedures.



Here’s the full video from someone at the event:

Here’s a better video of the cops dealing with the Antifa thug on the ground, having to tase him to bring him into compliance:

Knowles explains what happened from his perspective:

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180 thoughts on “WATCH: Antifa thug tased, arrested after squirting ‘bleach’ on conservative speaker at YAF event!

  1. This is the cause and affect of the infiltration and infestation of a leftist totalitarian ideology is doing to our education system… and the most appalling aspect is we are paying these institutions to brainwash our kids into being good little social justice warriors.

    1. Yes, they think by yelling that a group is “Racist” [even when they are not like most Trump supporters] that it gives them the OK to attack, dehumanize, and bully that group. The left are the real Brownshirts of today, it’s not the right, it is them.

  2. Should’ve beat the hair off of their head. Leftists are the biggest wussy’s known to man.

  3. Notice how the woman says “I hope that with your platform you can learn to respect and love everybody” While a guy on her side is literally standing right behind her flipping Knowles off. And then the ‘bleach’ happens.
    Then another guy shouts about how they’re “being attacked!!!!” as if cops should just let them throw unknown substances at people and not suffer any consequences.
    These people’s self awareness is in the negatives. They remind me of toddlers throwing tantrums after their parents tell them “no”.

    P.S.: The fat feminist/lesbian stereotype at the beginning was golden too – shouting in a gruff voice, shaved and dyed hair, belly hanging out of the bottom of her shirt. A living caricature.

    1. @valhall_viking That fat feminist/lesbian with the died hair and shaved head is the quintessential stereotype of a liberal democrat. She represents the lunatic fringe in this country that think their rights matter more than anyone else’s.

  4. I wonder why these little snowflakes have to hide their face. Aren’t they “proud” of what they’re doing?

    Bravo to the officers who subdued this useless little POS.

    1. The “point” is to disrupt, shout down opposing views, harm people if they can manage to, and most of all, to call attention to themselves. It’s a cancer on America and needs to be treated as such. Maybe the tasering needs to be applied to more sensitive body parts.

  5. They aggressively disrupt an otherwise civilized speech, then one of their members violently assaults the speaker, and then the rest of the group starts shouting, “hands up, don’t shoot,” as if they’re the victims, and completely ignoring the fact Michael Brown never put his hands up, never said, “don’t shoot,” but viciously attacked Officer Wilson while the officer was still strapped into his car.

    There is no reasoning with insanity, and these antifa thugs are clearly unhinged.

  6. Was that Rachell Maddow that started the “Hands up…” chant? Very entertaining and I didn’t even have to visit the local zoo.

  7. MAKE AMERICA, AMERICA AGAIN!

    SHE’S AN ENEMY OF THE USA!

    SHE AND HER FOLLOWING: ARE ENEMIES OF EVERY GOD LOVING PERSON ON THIS PLANET: EXCEPT THE DEMON POSSESSED SUICIDIAL MURDERERS OF THE INNOCENTS! ☠️ ❗ ❗

  8. This is what you get when kids are raised in “safe spaces”, educated in liberal indoctrination camps (universities) , and everyone gets a participation trophy.

      1. I went to watch one of my grandsons play baseball the other night. After the game the two teams lined up to shake hands. I heard he and his teammates excitedly
        talking about how the had won by 5 runs. One of the coaches said “now boys, remember, no one won and on one lost”. Bullsh!t. The kids had it right.

        1. Ha! The Emperor’s new clothes. Can’t fool the kiddies. (Until they get indoctrinated.)

  9. Can we please start making examples of these POS …. send them to prison for a long time

    1. There are statutory limitations on prison sentences for minor crimes.

      Also, the 8th Amendment.

  10. Hands up don’t shoot. The left is so agile in its victimization. Starts out as Conservatives ends as cops. Too funny.

    1. The internet has given a megaphone to the the people in the world that no one cared about… for good reason.

  11. Could the people shouting “Hands up! Don’t Shoot!” look like bigger losers? They are just the epitome of the failure of their parents and the public school system.

  12. They ought to have forced his face into the mess HE made. And what the heck’s with that silly tripe “Hands Up! Don’t shoot!”? Silliness to be expected on today’s campus. Tip o’ the cap to the brave folks of Y.A.F.

  13. This time it wasn’t bleach, but next time… If this isn’t addressed, the next time they could throw acid or some other kind of lethal substance at the speaker. Where are the college officials, to condemn this and call for the students to be respectful of their guests?

    1. This time it wasn’t bleach, but next time… If this isn’t addressed, the next time they could throw acid or some other kind of lethal substance at the speaker.

      DO NOT get yourself into that mindset. It’s extremely dangerous. Just be glad that nothing bad happened this time, and glad that the authorities have the perpetrator in custody. Do not start going down the “What if” rabbithole and putting yourself into a panic over what might happen tomorrow. That’s a breeding ground for paternalistic authority over pre-crime, and that’s anathema to a free society.

      If someone throw’s acid tomorrow, so be it. We hope to intervene before they can do harm, and then catch them and prosecute them as well. Any more than that, and you’re coloring outside of the lines of liberty.

    2. Where are the college officials, to condemn this and call for the students to be respectful of their guests?

      Hosting the Inclusion Spring Bash.

    3. Acid has already been done. Just search “acid attack” using an open search engine like duckduckgo – it happens frequently in some countries.

  14. Society is raising generations of spoiled, selfish, nincompoops. Out of my eleven children, most of them have done some very hurtful actions toward the family and they are living their lives in rebellion to God. My husband and I have gone through so much because of their bad behavior but that being said, if they behaved the way this group of young people did, I would find myself even more mortified than I have already been…..and that’s saying a lot.

  15. MAKE AMERICA, AMERICA AGAIN!

    SHE’S AN ENEMY OF THE USA!

    SHE AND HER FOLLOWING: ARE ENEMIES OF EVERY GOD LOVING PERSON ON THIS PLANET: EXCEPT THE DEMON POSSESSED SUICIDIAL MURDERERS OF THE INNOCENTS! ☠️ ❗ ❗

  16. the attacker was a hoaxer who was fine getting charged with assault but wanted to avoid a felony

    If he was a gay black liberal Democrat then he wouldn’t have to worry about those pesky felonies either.

  17. To University President –where exactly does this “right to civil protest” come from?
    There is a right to peacefully assemble and address grievances to our government.

    How did you conflate to to allow a mob veto by heckling and disruption to reach the same status as the right to free speech.

    Are you really saying a mob’s right to heckle and disrupt is peaceful assembly and grevivance redress or are you giving these actions full free speech rights.

    1. Exactly. The left also says that when people go to a Trump rally with the intention to yell and scream in people’s faces, that that is a protest too….What it really is, is a disruption and denying other people their American right to assemble and freedom of association.

  18. This is the cause and affect of the infiltration and infestation of a leftist totalitarian ideology is doing to our education system… and the most appalling aspect is we are paying these institutions to brainwash our kids into being good little social justice warriors.

    1. Yes, they think by yelling that a group is “Racist” [even when they are not like most Trump supporters] that it gives them the OK to attack, dehumanize, and bully that group. The left are the real Brownshirts of today, it’s not the right, it is them.

  19. They aggressively disrupt an otherwise civilized speech, then one of their members violently assaults the speaker, and then the rest of the group starts shouting, “hands up, don’t shoot,” as if they’re the victims, and completely ignoring the fact Michael Brown never put his hands up, never said, “don’t shoot,” but viciously attacked Officer Wilson while the officer was still strapped into his car.

    There is no reasoning with insanity, and these antifa thugs are clearly unhinged.

  20. the attacker was a hoaxer who was fine getting charged with assault but wanted to avoid a felony

    If he was a gay black liberal Democrat then he wouldn’t have to worry about those pesky felonies either.

  21. I wonder why these little snowflakes have to hide their face. Aren’t they “proud” of what they’re doing?

    Bravo to the officers who subdued this useless little POS.

  22. To University President –where exactly does this “right to civil protest” come from?
    There is a right to peacefully assemble and address grievances to our government.

    How did you conflate to to allow a mob veto by heckling and disruption to reach the same status as the right to free speech.

    Are you really saying a mob’s right to heckle and disrupt is peaceful assembly and grevivance redress or are you giving these actions full free speech rights.

    1. Exactly. The left also says that when people go to a Trump rally with the intention to yell and scream in people’s faces, that that is a protest too….What it really is, is a disruption and denying other people their American right to assemble and freedom of association.

  23. Notice how the woman says “I hope that with your platform you can learn to respect and love everybody” While a guy on her side is literally standing right behind her flipping Knowles off. And then the ‘bleach’ happens.
    Then another guy shouts about how they’re “being attacked!!!!” as if cops should just let them throw unknown substances at people and not suffer any consequences.
    These people’s self awareness is in the negatives. They remind me of toddlers throwing tantrums after their parents tell them “no”.

    P.S.: The fat feminist/lesbian stereotype at the beginning was golden too – shouting in a gruff voice, shaved and dyed hair, belly hanging out of the bottom of her shirt. A living caricature.

    1. @valhall_viking That fat feminist/lesbian with the died hair and shaved head is the quintessential stereotype of a liberal democrat. She represents the lunatic fringe in this country that think their rights matter more than anyone else’s.

  24. Was the attacker a student? Is he going to be kicked out of UMKC? If he wasn’t a student, what was he doing at the event? If this happened in the Midwest, why didn’t someone take him out before he made it to the speaker?

    1. The “point” is to disrupt, shout down opposing views, harm people if they can manage to, and most of all, to call attention to themselves. It’s a cancer on America and needs to be treated as such. Maybe the tasering needs to be applied to more sensitive body parts.

  25. They ought to have forced his face into the mess HE made. And what the heck’s with that silly tripe “Hands Up! Don’t shoot!”? Silliness to be expected on today’s campus. Tip o’ the cap to the brave folks of Y.A.F.

  26. It happened after several warnings. I think protesters that interrupt a speech should be removed the very first time they interrupt.

  27. Antifa, The Democrat Voter that the “leaders” of the Democrat Party refuse to condemn, much less acknowledge they are a problem.

  28. Is it any wonder people claim liberalism is a mental disorder? These “grown” people are acting worse than spoiled toddlers on a sugar high. And the trans people there sure weren’t doing much to convince the rest of the world that they are perfectly sane either.

  29. Protestors originally planned to stage a silent walk-out at the event before heading to the Inclusion Spring Bash at the University Walkway.

    lololol that is pathetic.

  30. This time it wasn’t bleach, but next time… If this isn’t addressed, the next time they could throw acid or some other kind of lethal substance at the speaker. Where are the college officials, to condemn this and call for the students to be respectful of their guests?

    1. This time it wasn’t bleach, but next time… If this isn’t addressed, the next time they could throw acid or some other kind of lethal substance at the speaker.

      DO NOT get yourself into that mindset. It’s extremely dangerous. Just be glad that nothing bad happened this time, and glad that the authorities have the perpetrator in custody. Do not start going down the “What if” rabbithole and putting yourself into a panic over what might happen tomorrow. That’s a breeding ground for paternalistic authority over pre-crime, and that’s anathema to a free society.

      If someone throw’s acid tomorrow, so be it. We hope to intervene before they can do harm, and then catch them and prosecute them as well. Any more than that, and you’re coloring outside of the lines of liberty.

    2. Where are the college officials, to condemn this and call for the students to be respectful of their guests?

      Hosting the Inclusion Spring Bash.

    3. Acid has already been done. Just search “acid attack” using an open search engine like duckduckgo – it happens frequently in some countries.

  31. Society is raising generations of spoiled, selfish, nincompoops. Out of my eleven children, most of them have done some very hurtful actions toward the family and they are living their lives in rebellion to God. My husband and I have gone through so much because of their bad behavior but that being said, if they behaved the way this group of young people did, I would find myself even more mortified than I have already been…..and that’s saying a lot.

  32. Antifa allegedly means Anti fascists. So who’s the fascist here,the man giving the speech or the boy trying to shut down speech he doesn’t like?

  33. Hands up don’t shoot. The left is so agile in its victimization. Starts out as Conservatives ends as cops. Too funny.

  34. This is what you get when kids are raised in “safe spaces”, educated in liberal indoctrination camps (universities) , and everyone gets a participation trophy.

      1. I went to watch one of my grandsons play baseball the other night. After the game the two teams lined up to shake hands. I heard he and his teammates excitedly
        talking about how the had won by 5 runs. One of the coaches said “now boys, remember, no one won and on one lost”. Bullsh!t. The kids had it right.

        1. Ha! The Emperor’s new clothes. Can’t fool the kiddies. (Until they get indoctrinated.)

  35. Time to ban ANTIFA! They are terrorists. Protesting is one thing and that is legal, attacking is terrorism.

  36. Was that Rachell Maddow that started the “Hands up…” chant? Very entertaining and I didn’t even have to visit the local zoo.

  37. ANTIFA should be labeled a domestic terrorist group. As a matter of fact anyone associated with Soros in any way should be considered a terrorist since he’s behind all of this.

    1. @sjmom (I’ll try to stay on your comment topic, LOL)

      Soros is an enemy of the State actively attempting to overthrow the laws of this land. He has pledged allegiance to a communist foreign power, the EU, yet retains American citizenship.

      He and his son (co-conspirator) should be arrested. Tried for treason. Citizenship revoked and thrown in solitary confinement for the rest of their life. The government should use the Patriot Act to protect this nation from enemies, foreign and domestic. George Soros is Enemy #1.

      1. @golfcartone Totally agree and Soros has been thrown out of other countries. If they’re not going to try him for treason deport him and don’t allow him to re enter.

        1. @sjmom – Yes! I totally agree! Why are they not doing this. He is behind almost every evil deed.

  38. It just boggles my mind that these bozos can’t even see that they’re doing exactly what they are railing against. They use the very same tactics used by the fascists during hitler’s rise to power. The only reason he rose so quickly is because of the tactics used by his “brownshirts”…

  39. Here was a peaceful lecture. Attended by people listening to someone express their views using their First Amendment right of Free Speech. And someone with the opposite viewpoint thinks it’s ok to THROW a noxious substance on them?

    These ANTIFA idiots have to be reigned in. I’m glad to see force used against them. It should be.

  40. Love to see the Antifa fascists get taken down with a hard tackle. They deserve it. Hopefully some jail time and a fine will go along with it.

  41. Except for all the hours of studying, taking ball busting exams, I had a great time in college. These protestors are wasting what should be one of the best times of their young lives by being p*ssed off? I don’t get it.

    1. @Landscaper Being a student myself, I can tell you that many of these students are beyond miserable. They b*tch about everything. They verbally attack others constantly on campus and none of that ever comes to light. They snap their fingers in approval of their socialist master professors, while everyone else seems to sink in their seats.

      They are a loud, crazy minority on my campus -but- normals fear them and this is where they get their power. Much of the faculty fears them, too, even though these are the spawn of the socialist faculty. They fear their own. I’d guess most of them are literally unstable at best, but more likely, actually mentally ill.

      1. @golfcartone Seems like Paris 1789, the perfect setting for the rise of a Robespierre, when the mobs turned against each other, and nobody was safe – even the revolutionaries themselves.

        1. @dayooper Those who forget history, will repeat history. If this doesn’t get turned around, we’re heading towards something dangerous, for sure.

  42. The noxious fumes of Soros money overpowers the bleach smell.
    I hope the fines they have to pay bankrupts them.

  43. “Stand up don’t shoot” – “SHUT UP GET OUT”

    Once again, I can’t type what I want to… but ANTIFA is a terrorist group and should be physically removed from the premises – if not arrested. Until there are consequences for this sort of animal behavior, these heathen monsters will keep doing it and likely be emboldened. All they want is a video to post on YouTube. They sicken me – literally.

  44. “. . .appears the attacker was a hoaxer who was fine getting charged with assault but wanted to avoid a felony.”
    Guess he still wanted to be able to vote.

  45. College campuses are becoming a complete waste of money and time. If you take a few steps back to look at the big picture, the entire liberal empire (wasteland) is a house of cards.

  46. Good thing the morons were there to scream “man down don’t shoot” over and over and over and over. And over and over and over and over.

    1. It was “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” That’s why they were raising their hands. And yes, they were morons.

  47. “Hands up don’t shoot!”???? They’re going to pretend they’re oppressed even when they’re the ones “shooting” fake bleach at an invited speaker. I hope their parents think they’re getting their money’s worth.

    1. How quaint.

      Their parents aren’t paying for squat. They’re paying for it with borrowed tax dollars that they’ll never repay.

      1. Some parents do pay because they make enough money for their children not to qualify for the loans. For those on loans, I think it’d be great if they could be weaponized in the good, old-fashioned Obama way. Maybe anyone who commits violence — (and here’s the kicker) or aids and abets violence — would have their loans revoked? That means the guy with the fake bleach who assaulted the speaker would be punished as would those morons yelling in the background.

  48. Could the people shouting “Hands up! Don’t Shoot!” look like bigger losers? They are just the epitome of the failure of their parents and the public school system.

  49. Was the attacker a student? Is he going to be kicked out of UMKC? If he wasn’t a student, what was he doing at the event? If this happened in the Midwest, why didn’t someone take him out before he made it to the speaker?

  50. Glad Knowles is OK. I hope that the thug got a few bruises for his troubles. How long before one of these radical aholes uses a gun, though?

    1. I have listened to Knowles a few times. He is very well educated and bright. I hope no one does a “Scalese” copy cat to him.

      1. I’m not crazy about his podcast, but he’s always great when he’s on with Shapiro or Klavan.

    1. The internet has given a megaphone to the the people in the world that no one cared about… for good reason.

            1. Ah yes, Truck Drivin’ Song. Between those two Al really shows off his vocal range: F5 in the former, G2 in the latter.

              1. Truck Drivin’ Song, thanks. I’ll have to look that up on YT when I get home. Some of his stuff is brilliant, although I saw him live once and wasn’t really impressed.

  51. It happened after several warnings. I think protesters that interrupt a speech should be removed the very first time they interrupt.

  52. Antifa, The Democrat Voter that the “leaders” of the Democrat Party refuse to condemn, much less acknowledge they are a problem.

  53. Is it any wonder people claim liberalism is a mental disorder? These “grown” people are acting worse than spoiled toddlers on a sugar high. And the trans people there sure weren’t doing much to convince the rest of the world that they are perfectly sane either.

  54. Protestors originally planned to stage a silent walk-out at the event before heading to the Inclusion Spring Bash at the University Walkway.

    lololol that is pathetic.

  55. Antifa allegedly means Anti fascists. So who’s the fascist here,the man giving the speech or the boy trying to shut down speech he doesn’t like?

  56. Time to ban ANTIFA! They are terrorists. Protesting is one thing and that is legal, attacking is terrorism.

  57. ANTIFA should be labeled a domestic terrorist group. As a matter of fact anyone associated with Soros in any way should be considered a terrorist since he’s behind all of this.

    1. @sjmom (I’ll try to stay on your comment topic, LOL)

      Soros is an enemy of the State actively attempting to overthrow the laws of this land. He has pledged allegiance to a communist foreign power, the EU, yet retains American citizenship.

      He and his son (co-conspirator) should be arrested. Tried for treason. Citizenship revoked and thrown in solitary confinement for the rest of their life. The government should use the Patriot Act to protect this nation from enemies, foreign and domestic. George Soros is Enemy #1.

      1. @golfcartone Totally agree and Soros has been thrown out of other countries. If they’re not going to try him for treason deport him and don’t allow him to re enter.

  58. It just boggles my mind that these bozos can’t even see that they’re doing exactly what they are railing against. They use the very same tactics used by the fascists during hitler’s rise to power. The only reason he rose so quickly is because of the tactics used by his “brownshirts”…

  59. Here was a peaceful lecture. Attended by people listening to someone express their views using their First Amendment right of Free Speech. And someone with the opposite viewpoint thinks it’s ok to THROW a noxious substance on them?

    These ANTIFA idiots have to be reigned in. I’m glad to see force used against them. It should be.

  60. Love to see the Antifa fascists get taken down with a hard tackle. They deserve it. Hopefully some jail time and a fine will go along with it.

  61. Except for all the hours of studying, taking ball busting exams, I had a great time in college. These protestors are wasting what should be one of the best times of their young lives by being p*ssed off? I don’t get it.

    1. @Landscaper Being a student myself, I can tell you that many of these students are beyond miserable. They b*tch about everything. They verbally attack others constantly on campus and none of that ever comes to light. They snap their fingers in approval of their socialist master professors, while everyone else seems to sink in their seats.

      They are a loud, crazy minority on my campus -but- normals fear them and this is where they get their power. Much of the faculty fears them, too, even though these are the spawn of the socialist faculty. They fear their own. I’d guess most of them are literally unstable at best, but more likely, actually mentally ill.

      1. @golfcartone Seems like Paris 1789, the perfect setting for the rise of a Robespierre, when the mobs turned against each other, and nobody was safe – even the revolutionaries themselves.

        1. @dayooper Those who forget history, will repeat history. If this doesn’t get turned around, we’re heading towards something dangerous, for sure.

  62. The noxious fumes of Soros money overpowers the bleach smell.
    I hope the fines they have to pay bankrupts them.

  63. “Stand up don’t shoot” – “SHUT UP GET OUT”

    Once again, I can’t type what I want to… but ANTIFA is a terrorist group and should be physically removed from the premises – if not arrested. Until there are consequences for this sort of animal behavior, these heathen monsters will keep doing it and likely be emboldened. All they want is a video to post on YouTube. They sicken me – literally.

  64. “. . .appears the attacker was a hoaxer who was fine getting charged with assault but wanted to avoid a felony.”
    Guess he still wanted to be able to vote.

  65. College campuses are becoming a complete waste of money and time. If you take a few steps back to look at the big picture, the entire liberal empire (wasteland) is a house of cards.

  66. Good thing the morons were there to scream “man down don’t shoot” over and over and over and over. And over and over and over and over.

    1. It was “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” That’s why they were raising their hands. And yes, they were morons.

  67. “Hands up don’t shoot!”???? They’re going to pretend they’re oppressed even when they’re the ones “shooting” fake bleach at an invited speaker. I hope their parents think they’re getting their money’s worth.

    1. How quaint.

      Their parents aren’t paying for squat. They’re paying for it with borrowed tax dollars that they’ll never repay.

      1. Some parents do pay because they make enough money for their children not to qualify for the loans. For those on loans, I think it’d be great if they could be weaponized in the good, old-fashioned Obama way. Maybe anyone who commits violence — (and here’s the kicker) or aids and abets violence — would have their loans revoked? That means the guy with the fake bleach who assaulted the speaker would be punished as would those morons yelling in the background.

  68. Glad Knowles is OK. I hope that the thug got a few bruises for his troubles. How long before one of these radical aholes uses a gun, though?

    1. I have listened to Knowles a few times. He is very well educated and bright. I hope no one does a “Scalese” copy cat to him.

      1. I’m not crazy about his podcast, but he’s always great when he’s on with Shapiro or Klavan.

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