The SKWAWKBOX earlier published analysis of video of events at Jacob Rees-Mogg’s speech at the University of Western England in Bristol. Right-wingers and some mainstream media have attempted to portray the events as aggression by left-wing protesters – or even an attack on Rees-Mogg, fake news that has persisted in spite of the Tory MP’s own statement that it was not the case.
The SKWAWKBOX’s analysis appears to have been very inconvenient for the right-wing propagandists judging by the attempts of bot and troll accounts on social media to dismiss the analysis – without, of course, actually addressing what it shows.
Unfortunately for the propagandists, this blog has now obtained exclusive new footage which is longer than the video of the assault that is already in circulation – and which shows even more clearly that a Rees-Mogg supporter in a white shirt strikes a woman protester in the face.
The video also shows the man pushing through bystanders to reach the protesters, lunge for the woman and then posture, ‘skinhead-style’, before striking the woman’s face and then dragging a forearm across her face:
Whatever readers’ opinion of the wisdom of the noisy protest, this new footage makes clear that what violence there was did not originate with them.
It remains to be seen whether this footage will be shown by the ‘MSM’ to put the record straight or they will continue to portray it misleadingly or ambiguously.
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