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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lyndon LaRouche Volunteer Kicked While Distributing Campaign Literature in NoPa, Witness Says

Posted By on Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Is S.F. more republican than we thought?
  • Is S.F. more republican than we thought?

Update: A witness told reporters that it was a Lyndon LaRouche volunteer who was kicked over the anti-Obama poster and campaign literature he was displaying. Police Captain Denis O'Leary told SF Weekly earlier today that the victim was an Obama supporter.

Original Story 1:45 p.m.: You would think that if volunteers with Lyndon LaRouche could safely post signs of President Barack Obama with a Hitler mustache in downtown San Francisco, then you'd assume that anyone in the city's more liberal Hayes Valley NoPa neighborhood could get away with distributing pro-Obama campaign literature.

Guess not.

Call it a political twist: Police report that a Daly City man was attacked while distributing Obama literature outside a Bank of America on the 1200 block of Fell Street.

At about 11:30 a.m. on Monday, the Obama volunteer had set up a table with political literature and Obama signs to encourage voters to support the president in his re-election bid. A man and a woman walked over to the table, ripped up the posters and shook the table so hard that the literature fell, said Captain Denis O'Leary.

The pair then started kicking the man in the chest and hands. They took off before police could get there.

Obama just last week announced his candidacy for re-election in 2012 at an event in Chicago. He is planning a trip to San Francisco on April 20.

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