The pilot, who is stationed at nearby Joint Base Lewis McCord, was stuck in traffic as a mob of protestors streamed across 4th Ave. in downtown Olympia. But when some of the protesters saw that the pilot was displaying Confederate flags from his motorcycle, they swarmed around him and began assaulting him.Source.
“They sprayed the victim in the face with mace, and struck him in the back with a baseball bat and a glass bottle filled with red paint,” the police report said. “The victim suffered severe eye irritation and a bruised shoulder and back. One of the witnesses attempting to assist the victim was also sprayed in the face with mace.”
In reading this story, I was reminded of a recent comment on another Civil War blog that was posted in response to a discussion on the Confederate battle flag:
It is past time for the lost cause to be eradicated from the land. Let it die along with the cockroaches who cling to it.I'd further note that there was no rebuke nor negative response to the comment.