Guy With Obama-as-Hitler Sign Attacked

Witnesses say victim is supporter of activist Lyndon LaRouche
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2011 8:50 AM CDT
A poster depicting US President Barack Obama as Adolf Hitler during a demonstration by a group from LaRouche Political Action Committee in Washington, DC, ahead of Obama's State of Union speech.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A man and his anti-Obama sign were attacked Monday morning in a San Francisco neighborhood, CBS San Francisco reports. The 29-year-old man had set up a table with political literature, and witnesses say he had an "Impeach Obama" sign showing President Obama sporting a Hitler mustache. A man and woman approached him around 11:30am, reportedly shook the table and tore the sign, then kicked the man in the hand and fled.

An amusingly obtuse SFPD captain says he doesn't know whether the victim supports or opposes Obama. A witness claims the victim supports left-wing activist Lyndon LaRouche, who opposes Obama, and last week SF Weekly had pictures of LaRouche supporters with a mustachioed Obama sign. The attackers are described as an Asian man with long black hair and a white woman with curly brown hair who made "no mention of a political affiliation," the captain says; they had dogs with them and fled the scene.

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