Hate crimes have been steadily on the rise since President Donald Trump took office in 2016.
Though quick to denounce actors critical of him or politicians who disagree with his views, one group that President Trump is always hesitant to criticize are actual Nazis who believe the President shares their views about white supremacy.
One such Nazi felt so emboldened that he thought it would be a good idea to stand in the middle of New York City's Union Square to spread his vile beliefs. Boy, was he wrong.
The entire incident was captured in an immensely satisfying video:
New Yorkers Unite like Avengers to Egg A NAzi Jovi Val At Union Square MAY DAY 2019 (unedited) youtu.be
The Nazi, also known as Jovanni Valle (or Jovi Val), was arguing with several bystanders about LGBTQ rights (guess where he stands on the issue).
Then, out of nowhere, a man standing several feet away turns and pelts the nazi with an egg!
He did Nazi that coming. https://t.co/ClGnt6r8QZ— Zack Ford (@Zack Ford) 1556807170.0
Aw man the one time I'm not in Union square and I miss a Nazi egging https://t.co/TmGfxOaZih— sean cardigan (@sean cardigan) 1556809559.0
The Nazi tries to retaliate by tackling the egger, but several other New Yorkers quickly joined in the tussle, throwing the Nazi to the ground and stealing his flag.
Neo Nazi Jovi Val got destroyed on May Day . He would do anything to stay relevant. https://t.co/5r1zOwPgFB— Assunta Sheppard (@Assunta Sheppard) 1556808782.0
hate the idea that a nazi felt comfortable enough in the first place to walk around union square, but damn... bitch… https://t.co/LstJSoBC0l— Rae (@Rae) 1556809947.0
The first man continued to egg the Nazi as he pathetically tried to get his flag back.
Remember folks, we have a history of punching Nazi's here in the states. Egging Nazi's is also an acceptable moder… https://t.co/M9wZVxDGga— The Magic Chupacabra (@The Magic Chupacabra) 1556796845.0
Man this guy is brainwashed. Who wears a swastika and carries a Nazi flag in Union Square in NEW YORK CITY in 2019!… https://t.co/5tBHbMB7WO— Kris N (@Kris N) 1556744361.0
Twitter was absolutely in love with the footage.
Nazi gets eggs thrown at him, and flag taken away. Soooo satisfying. https://t.co/rd3ZnLEa2R— YVCE 🧛♂️🧛♀️🧛♂️🧛 - ARCHIVE (@YVCE 🧛♂️🧛♀️🧛♂️🧛 - ARCHIVE) 1556806013.0
This is what happens when you try to be a Nazi in Union Square in Manhattan. Good. https://t.co/YbEtyO9ZbZ— francisco. (@francisco.) 1556802821.0
Say what you will about New Yorkers, they don't tolerate bigotry in their city.
Many people couldn't help but also note that, while the passersby responded to him appropriately (anger, disgust), the fact that a Nazi felt emboldened enough to speak in public is a bad sign.
kinda weird how i go to school right next to union square and live 10 minutes from it and just today there was a li… https://t.co/X4ylwgfBuP— Gerri 🌙 (@Gerri 🌙) 1556765000.0
1) i love union square 2) 99% sure this is the guy I flipped off at the march for our lives last year. he was weari… https://t.co/At4k2oexPV— bonnie (@bonnie) 1556764009.0
God I love New Yorkers. Ya'll made my morning. New Yorkers Unite like Avengers to Egg A NA at Union Square… https://t.co/7D1gop1DnG— Lesley Handel (@Lesley Handel) 1556801124.0
This guy must have never been to Union Square before. It's NOT a safe place to be a Nazi.
This is right at one of the best people watching spots in Union Square. Yeah, NYers will flat out egg a Nazi and th… https://t.co/lSBNwey5gk— Chris V (@Chris V) 1556771111.0
It's fucked up that this sort of thing is happening in Manhattan. Conventional wisdom is that if you openly identif… https://t.co/ZTAhh1E2Wd— Spicy_Party_Mix (@Spicy_Party_Mix) 1556754870.0
Well done, New Yorkers! You may be many things, but Nazi eggers are among the best.