An event organized by the Libertarian Society at King's College in London, England, was disrupted when Antifa operatives stormed the stage, assaulting security guards, attendees and guest speaker Sargon of Akkad, according to reports.
The gathering, which was held in a lecture hall on campus and hosted by the Ayn Rand Centre U.K., was intended to promote free speech and offer a platform for debaters and students to discuss ideas surrounding the topic.
However, violent anti-free speech radicals charged into the building, rushing the stage and assaulting presenters - including YouTube personality Sargon of Akkad (real name Carl Benjamin), while accomplices blared bullhorns and chanted slogans.
Yaron Brooks, another member of the panel, posted video of the altercation.
Masked Antifas can be seen trying to rip Benjamin's phone from his hands, subsequently shoving him after he attempts to defend his property.
A series of scuffles take place, and after inciting violence, Antifas assume the position of victims, as is their modus operandi.
Multiple security guards were reportedly injured in the melee and were hospitalized.
"Ten to 15 people dressed all in black, with black hoods and black face masks, leapt over the barriers and instantly engaged in a fight with two or three security guards," an eyewitness told the Daily Mail. "They tried to stop them but they just started punching them in the face. One guard, a grey-haired gentleman who looked to be in around 60, received several punches."
King's College has released a statement on the incident -
Last night’s event organised by King’s College London’s Libertarian Society had to be cancelled after protestors violently forced their way into the venue. The Police attended and we are fully co-operating with their investigation. We absolutely condemn the use of violent protest in any situation.
Universities provide an environment for open and uncensored debate from all sides on issues of political, scientific, moral, ethical and religious significance and where people have conflicting views. This should be able to take place without fear of violence or intimidation. King’s takes its responsibilities to provide a safe environment for free, peaceful and respectful dialogue very seriously. The university and Students' Union will be reviewing the incident to decide on appropriate action to be taken.
Benjamin and Brooks came away with a small consolation prize - an Antifa flag, which they stepped on and held high as a "trophy" for the cheering crowd and cameras.
Last week, Benjamin was the target of different kind of attack from the hard left when Google mysteriously locked him out of his account, preventing him from accessing his YouTube channel, by which he earns a living as a vlogger with a subscribership approaching 800,000 users.
Despite being a self-described 'classical English liberal,' Benjamin is often categorized under the overused, nebulous terms of 'fascist' or 'alt-right' in an effort to justify attacks on his character - and now even his livelihood and physical person.
Sargon believes you are violent anti free speech bullies ... so you swarm the stage, punch people, and shut down his talk.
This shitshow is a gift to Sargon and the fact that you can’t understand that only exemplifies why you’re so bad at everything you try to achieve. pic.twitter.com/hCcWparEaV
— Chris Ray Gun (@ChrisRGun) March 5, 2018
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