Protest at Fox News host's home investigated as possible hate crime

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The anti-fascists group, possibly associated with Smash Racism D.C., chanted "Tucker Carlson, we will fight". Tucker Carlson is tough & can handle a lot, but he does not deserve this.

The protesters were doubling down and defending their protest after the ensuing backlash.

The account, "Smash Capitalism", posted videos of their left-wing activists attempting to harass the popular Fox News host at his home in Washington D.C. "Tucker's promotion of white supremacy has real world consequences and he knows this", they said in a statement.

According to a police report provided by the Metropolitan Police Department, Susan said "she heard loud banging and pounding on her front door".

Carlson told the Washington Post, "It wasn't a protest". It was a threat. Carlson said of the group, "They weren't protesting anything ... they weren't trying to change my mind or advocate for a position, they were threatening my family to get me to stop talking". In a video posted online, the group can also be heard saying, "Racist scumbag, leave town!"

"I honestly can not empathize with Tucker Carlson's wife at all - I agree that protesting at her house was tactically unwise and shouldn't be done - but I am utterly unable to identify with her plight on any level", Mr. Yglesias started a string of tweets.

Mr Carlson said the protesters had blocked off both ends of his street and carried signs that listed his home address.

"I think Tucker is a bad influence on modern America but that doesn't justify harassing him at home".

"Who are we? What are we becoming?".

Writing as if the only reason anyone could have for opposing the protesters' actions was that they didn't understand the intent behind them, Yglesias said scaring the Fox host's wife into hiding was an OK thing to do - just bad tactics.

'There is now an open criminal investigation regarding this matter, ' the statement concluded.

Media figures across the political spectrum condemned the protest. "It was a threat", Carlson continued.

He added: "Im not going to be bullied and intimidated". We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for more civil, respectful and inclusive national conversation. "Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground", CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace said in a joint statement.

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