Leftist groups always claim to be the party of “love and tolerance.”
None claim to wear that slogan more often than the LGBTQ community.
What occured at a Gay Pride parade on June 27th doesn’t match up with that slogan.
A 66-year-old retired street vendor was helping a friend with his food cart on that day, when an angry mob of LGBTQ “activists” demanded that he replace the American flag on the cart with a pride flag.
Nader Hassaneen, who is an Egyptian immigrant, says that he was assaulted repeadedly by the mob outside Washington Square Park, after refusing to replace the flag.
Nassaneen, who retired because of heart issues, says he thought he was going to “bleed to death” following the attack.
The attack was caught on video.
Here's details on this horrifying attack from the New York Post:
The hot dog vendor caught on camera getting pummeled by punks outside Washington Square Park thought he was going to “bleed to death” that night — and vowed Tuesday to “never go back” to the problem-plagued park.
Nader Hassaneen, 65, an Egyptian immigrant and retired street vendor, was on hand Sunday night to help son’s pal with his food cart when the unruly mob descended on him — beating him up and tossing hot sauce in his eyes.
“My eyes were burning,” Hassaneen told The Post in Arabic, while his daughter translated. “A lot of people were hurting me and pushing me around. They punched in the back of the head. I didn’t know I was bleeding.”
He said the melee began when a woman yanked an American flag off the cart, demanding it be replaced with a Pride flag instead — an encounter previously described to The Post by vendor Abdo Mansour.
“I was videotaping it and telling her she shouldn’t do that,” Hassaneen said from his home in Brooklyn. “My friend asked her, ‘Why did you do that?’”
That was when one of the assailants threw the hot sauce and all hell broke loose, recalled Hassaneen, who stopped working as a full-time street vendor because of a heart condition.
“I have a broken nose. They say I might need surgery,” he said. “When I saw the blood in my cap and I was bleeding from my nose, I thought I was going to bleed to death.”
He added, “I’m never going back there.”
Daily Mail has more on this disturbing act of violence:
A 66-year-old hot dog seller has told of his terror as he was attacked by a woman in Washington Square Park on Sunday night, describing how he feared he would 'bleed to death' as he was punched in the head and had hot sauce thrown in his eyes.
Nader Hassaneen, an Egyptian immigrant and street vendor, told The New York Post on Tuesday he would 'never go back' to the Manhattan park, which has been plagued by crime in recent weeks.
The trouble began during Sunday's Pride celebrations, he said, when just before 11pm a woman pulled an American flag from the cart, demanding it be replaced with a rainbow Pride flag.
'I was videotaping it and telling her she shouldn't do that,' Hassaneen told The Post from his home in Brooklyn.
'My friend asked her, 'Why did you do that?'
One person who filmed the scene said that Hassaneen used a homophobic slur, but he denied that.
'I would never do that. I don't have a problem with them,' Hassaneen said.
'I know it was their parade. It was their day. They came out to have fun and enjoy themselves.'
One of his attackers threw the hot sauce the situation escalated.
'My eyes were burning,' Hassaneen told The Post in Arabic, while his daughter translated.
'A lot of people were hurting me and pushing me around. They punched in the back of the head. I didn't know I was bleeding.
'I have a broken nose. They say I might need surgery.
'When I saw the blood in my cap and I was bleeding from my nose, I thought I was going to bleed to death.'
He added: 'I'm never going back there.'
Police were quick on the scene, and the attack was captured on camera.
'I felt safe because the cops were around. There were about 30 or 40 cops near the arch,' he said.
'But I was scared when they came at me. There were a lot of people coming at me at the same time.'