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.
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.