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  • The exact moment Spencer got punched

    The exact moment Spencer got punched | Photo: YouTube / Sarah Burris

The incident has spurred a debate as to whether it is acceptable to commit violence against people who call for ethnic cleansing.

While the terms "delightful" and "neo-Nazi" seldom mix, the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump has produced such an anomaly: infamous white supremacist Richard Spencer was punched in the face on inauguration day and the internet delighted in making a roster of viral memes.

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As the memes continue to rise in popularity and produce hysterics, Spencer and his fanbase of white nationalists have set up an appeal for donations, to help identify the ANTIFA — anti-fascist protester — who launched a fist into Spencer's face mid-sentence.

“The ANTIFA thug who violently assaulted Spencer hid his face behind a mask, but some think they caught a glimpse of his face,” read the appeal for donations posted by an unnamed person on WeSearchR, which calls the attacker a "domestic terrorist." “There’s not much to go on — but let’s identify the ANTIFA criminal who punched Richard Spencer.”

 

The page has already managed to raise US$3,000 and Spencer himself has promoted the crowd fundraiser on his Twitter account.

Since his assault, Spencer has called for the creation of an "alt-right" vigilante force and has also filed a police report.

The incident has also spurred a debate as to whether it is acceptable to commit violence against people who call for genocide and ethnic cleansing.

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