File this under ‘Act like a fool, get treated like a fool.’
I don’t advocate violence against anyone, but I see why some folks could relate to this viral video bopping around social media showing an encounter between an anti-mask protester and a cyclist in Vancouver.
According to CTV, anti-mask provocateur Alex Lasarev (who apparently spends a good amount of time acting out against healthcare guidance) was shouting his garbage via a megaphone from the window of a moving vehicle.
But then a cyclist – who’s clearly had enough of Lasarev’s assholery – approaches the vehicle and begins to beat the car with his bicycle. Ultimately, the cyclist ends up smashing the passenger window.
In February, Lasarev took cellphone video of while heckling employees of Kerrisdale Cameras after they refused to serve him because he wouldn’t wear a mask.
Vancouver Police are recommending charges of mischief and assault with a weapon against the cyclist.
Here’s the video clip. As you can see, some folks are cheering the cyclist even as they denounce the violence.
Greatest video ever! Obnoxious MAGA anti-masker spews disinformation on a bullhorn out his window, and a guy on a bike just wasn’t going to have it. pic.twitter.com/7t0lyLTbLy
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) March 31, 2021
Generally not a fan of violence, but it seems to be all stupid understands.
— Cocoa Bean (@CocoaBe42081425) March 31, 2021
I do not condone violence. But this guy has heard enough. And I cannot stop laughing.
— April in TX (@BGHeaven) March 31, 2021
I disagree with violence, but it is trying to counteract something far more insidious. So I guess he’s doing the right thing and I’d be happy to donate to a legal defence.
— Matt Clark (@BeardRunTruck) March 31, 2021