PLEASE HELP: Can you identify this thug who punched the microphone out of my hand?
A group of environmental extremists were protesting on the steps of Parliament Hill this week, so I stopped by to interview them. They started swearing at me but I kept my cool — if that was the most eloquent thing they had to say, so be it.
But then the organizer of the protest — a hard-core leftist named “John” — just punched the microphone right out of my hand, smashing it on the sidewalk.
Just watch the video and see for yourself.
It was shocking. A passing motorist was so appalled, he pulled over to scold John for his violence. Trouble is, Justin Trudeau’s Parliamentary police watched the whole thing and just didn’t care.
Well, I care and I hope you do too.
Violence against reporters is not acceptable from anyone — even if it’s from a Trudeau ally, like John the eco-extremist.
Can you help us identify this violent man?
Go to www.FindTheThug.com to look at the videotape and the images of my attacker. We’ll pay $500 to the first person to positively identify this criminal to us, for our lawyer to take appropriate action. We will keep your identity confidential.
Why would a grown man feel comfortable physically assaulting a journalist in broad daylight, right on Parliament Hill, with dozens of people looking on? Because Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna have normalized this sort of extremism against conservative skeptics.
Our boss Ezra Levant has a rule: whenever anyone assaults a Rebel reporter, we seek justice. We go to the police, and if they don’t help, we sue in civil court. We can never allow the precedent to be set that it’s acceptable to assault a Rebel.
It’s expensive. But the alternative is even more costly — don’t you think? Please go to www.FindTheThug.com if you want to help keep me and all other Rebel staff safe, and to send a message to Trudeau’s street thugs: we won’t be intimidated.
And if you can, while you’re at www.FindTheThug.com, please help chip in to replace the microphone destroyed by this bully. He tried to smash our tools. It will take more than that to stop us.