Michelle Malkin beaten by BLM thugs and prevented from speaking at Denver pro-police rally

See also: Denver disgrace deepens as Michelle Malkin calls out perps and enablers of attack on Sunday’s aborted pro-police rally

Conservative author and activist Michelle Malkin was brutally assaulted and prevented from speaking as she made her way to the speaker's platform at a pro-police public rally in downtown Denver on Sunday.  The patriotic event, the 6th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day billed as "family friendly," was advertised in advance on social media including at Malkin's Twitter, where she has 2.2 million followers.

Michelle Malkin @michellemalkin

9:32 AM MDT July 18

There are talkers. There are doers. Which one are you? Coloradans: Join @randycorporon @Casper4Colorado @stevereams me & many other patriots downtown Denver 3pm TOMORROW for 6th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. NOW MORE THAN EVER. (Hi @jaredpolis)

Advertisement for the Denver pro-police event on social media.

Malkin was live-streaming the event from her cell phone on Periscope Sunday afternoon as the situation deteriorated after masked thugs wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts assaulted two speakers and then set upon Malkin.  A diminutive child of immigrants from the Philippines who legally moved to the U.S. in the late 1960s, Malkin, who was born in Philadelphia in 1970, describes herself as a "little brown woman" with a "big mouth."  Malkin linked to the entire 35-minute long Periscope video at her Twitter feed.

On the video, which had been viewed over 150,000  times by early Monday, several individuals identifying themselves as Black Lives Matter accost Malkin as one or more of them unfurl collapsible batons and begin pushing and beating on Malkin.  In the process, she loses a shoe and is eventually assisted in escaping to a waiting car by the event's security volunteers, at which point the video feed ends.  Malkin was understandably distraught at this unanticipated violent turn of events and expressed frustration that Denver police, who were visibly present in the area, did nothing to stop the attacks or to allow the peaceful pro-police rally to continue.

At 3:55 P.M. MDT Sunday, right after being prevented from speaking, Malkin tweeted:

So @jaredpolis [Colorado Democrat Governor] @DenverPolice  [Denver] Chief Pazen, are you ok with pro-police patriots being swarmed, targeted and assaulted in a clearly orchestrated attack??? I caught it all on video and recorded the faces of the brutal animals. Please @realDonaldTrump – we need LAW & ORDER!!! S.O.S!

Screen grab from 31 minutes into Malkin’s Periscope video.
Her description: "This was me shouting at masked BLM/Antifa thugs who swarmed our stage UNPROVOKED. This was me after witnessing a veteran & an organizer who had just led group prayer getting beaten on stage while police did nothing. This was me shouting at masked Antifa wielding a baton." Source: Michelle Malkin’s Twitter.

Hours later, Malkin spent late Sunday night into Monday morning on her Twitter account, issuing a variety of tweets describing what happened as she linked to video clips that documented the events.

Michelle Malkin @michellemalkin

12:43 AM MDT July 20

This is the moment the Antifa thugs bum-rushed the stage. I filmed the guy with the huge longboard that pro-police organizer Ron McLaughlin was beaten with just minutes after praying.


Michelle Malkin @michellemalkin

12:52 AM MDT July 20

Here's where BLM bitches attacked several women on stage. We were sprayed in our faces w/aerosol string, which @kyleclark thinks is hilarious. BLM girl takes off mask & lays hand on woman in front of me as I shout at her to get back.


Michelle Malkin @michellemalkin

1:08 AM MDT July 20

This is the moment one of our people was beaten on stage by invading BLM/Antifa. Then BlackBloc lady took out baton. That's why I screamed @kyleclark. The crap BLM bitch sprayed in my face was still all over me.

Malkin took special aim at a local Denver television news reporter who described the BLM "protesters" as meeting the pro-police rally with "opposing free speech."

Michelle Malkin @michellemalkin

10:58 PM MDT July 19

Opposing “speech?” Why don’t you post the screengrab of the masked Antifa militiawoman wielding a collapsible baton at me or the bloodied organizer on stage beaten with a bullhorn & longboard @KyleClark – you think this is funny?? You are a sick man.

Ken Cuccinelli, the senior official performing the duties of the deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (AKA acting deputy secretary of DHS), took note of the events in a response to a tweet by Portland, Oregon conservative journalist and documentarian Andy Ngô.

Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli@HomelandKen

7:46 PM MDT July 19

Outrageous violence. These tyrannical, left-wing anarchists hate free speech. If you do not agree with them, they believe you must be beaten down – literally.

Until recently, violence of this kind to suppress conservative free speech was largely limited to the nation's leftist-dominated college campuses.  Obviously, a new page has now been turned as many of America's leading cities — all of them under Democrat party control — have abandoned enforcing laws big and small.  The expression of free speech is now openly threatened off the campuses.  Which one of the Bill of Rights will be next?

Michelle Malkin speaks at an event in Greenville, South Carolina February 18, 2016.
Photo by Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 3.0.

 Peter Barry Chowka is a veteran journalist who writes about politics, media, popular culture, and health care for American Thinker and other publications.  He also appears in the media, including recently as a guest analyst on BBC World News.  Peter's website is http://peter.media.  For updates on his work, follow Peter on Twitter at @pchowka.

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