What happens when Milo Yiannopoulos accidentally stumbles into a bar full of Democratic Socialists? The question, which almost sounds like the setup to a joke, actually played out in real life in a bar in New York City on Sunday.
The conservative provocateur was sent packing from the unnamed Big Apple bar amid chants of “Nazi scum get out.” Video showing Yiannopoulos and his associate Chadwick Moore fleeing the scene circulated on Twitter Sunday evening.
Among the crowd of protesters who seemed to join in the chant were several journalists from left-leaning outlets like The Nation and Gizmodo.
“Me and Milo’s gay lunch in Manhattan was disrupted when a hoard of chanting, screaming leftists wouldn’t let us go back to our table to eat. They blocked us then pushed Milo and it was getting violent. We had no back up on hand and so peacefully left. The staff seemed embarrassed,” said Moore in a tweet.
Milo did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap, but offered his side of the conflict on Facebook.
“I was just shoved and screamed at by a big group in a pub in Manhattan and forced out of the place. One of them was a reporter for Gizmodo. They were screaming at the top of their lungs about “Nazis” and “KKK”. Initially I was going to stay put obviously but they blocked me from my table and my bag and yelled at me to leave and it was about to escalate into something ugly,” he said.
“It rattled me a little bit (just slightly!), perhaps because I have something to lose in life now. My first thought was John and not getting myself hurt or killed. I don’t know how I’d explain to my black husband that I got hurt for being a “white supremacist”. I didn’t have security with me so I had to just get out of there.”