Alleged Leader Of Antifa Group Arrested For Attacking U.S. Marines

Tom Keenan has been charged with 10 felony offenses for his alleged role in the attack.

Philadelphia, PA – The alleged leader of a Philadelphia antifa group has been arrested in connection with the mob beating of two U.S. Marine Corps reservists outside the “We the People” rally on Nov. 17.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:20 p.m., when a group of male and female counter-protesters attacked several military reservists while calling them “white supremacists” and “Nazis,” the Courier Post reported.

After pummeling and macing the military personnel, one of the attackers made off with a cell phone belonging to one of the victims.

Tom Keenan, 33, turned himself in last week, after the Philadelphia Police Department released video footage from the area in an attempt to identify the perpetrators, Philadelphia Magazine reported.

A Philadelphia Police Department spokesperson said that the case remains open, as investigators continue to search for the other suspects responsible for the assault.

Keenan has been charged with two counts each of terroristic threats, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment, but was not charged for the robbery.

In 2007, Keenan was arrested during a counter-protest at an alleged Ku Klux Klan rally near City Hall.

He was charged with institutional vandalism, criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest, among other counts.

Despite the slew of offenses leveraged against him, Keenan struck a plea deal and was convicted of a single count of disorderly conduct.

Approximately 500 counter-protesters clashed with about 50 “We the People” members who showed up to the rally at the Independence National Park on Nov. 17, The Inquirer reported.

Counter-protesters, including antifa, the Philly Socialists, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), and the socialist, antifa-affiliated group, “Fellow Worker Gritty Coalition,” converged at the site of the rally, alleging that the “We the People” attendees were “Nazis” and “Proud Boys,” the Metro New York reported.

Several members of the leftist organizations were arrested during the event, including 23-year-old Brian Glantz, who allegedly punched Philadelphia Police Captain John O’Hanlon in the side of his head, according to The Inquirer.

As police took Glantz into custody, he continued “kicking his legs and wrestling with the officers and park rangers,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia told the Courier Post.

“Assaulting a law enforcement agent – whether a federal, state, or local officer – is a crime that I take very seriously," U.S. Attorney William McSwain said in a press release.

“There is no excuse for it. No matter who you are, if you assault an officer and there is federal jurisdiction, I will bring the full weight of my Office down upon you,” McSwain said.

Glantz was ultimately charged with federal and state offenses of assaulting an officer in the performance of official duties, the Courier Post reported.

Meanwhile, a 34-year-old Jewish man outside of the rally was beaten by counter-protesters, after they “misidentified” him as a “Proud Boy,” the Metro New York reported.

The man was head-butted during the attack, and ultimately fled the area in a cab.

“Leftists orgs in Philly” subsequently established a fundraiser to help the man their members assaulted, but made no apologies for the attack on the man, and had raised just $55 as of Tuesday morning.

“We understand there will be questions about ‘antifa attacking a Jewish man,’’ the groups said in a collective statement. “Our official statement is we do not know who the instigators are because of the numerous amount of out of towners participating in the rallies.”

“We are working to identify them within our organizations, and we would like to express our condolances to the person who was attacked,” the statement read. “This fund is for that person, to support them in their recovery and in a show of unified solidarity against fascism.”

Comments (44)
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sbuckner021
sbuckner021

an antifa mugshot always has a "i live in my parent's basement" - look on their face.

PastLivesMatter
PastLivesMatter

Just keep everyone else back and let the Marines have him...mop up on aisle 3.

Danimyl
Danimyl

I hope this time they put that facist peice of filth in prison for a very lengthy visit

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

The sad thing is every mugshot there’s no sign of a beating, I hope they don’t give that fat piece of shit a job in the kitchen or he’ll eat to much, he needs to be on trash detail

Copper355
Copper355

I keep waiting for them to act up against Georgia State Troopers. I guess I'll just keep waiting.

ArtBeltranJr
ArtBeltranJr

He'll be fighting real white supremacist and nazis in jail. And without his lil friends.

crsfructso
crsfructso

Who gave this Antifa pig a sweetheart plea deal to a "single count of disorderly conduct?"

flagwaver
flagwaver

A plea deal? Disorderly conduct? That's like having to sit in the corner for stabbing someone only once. I hope when this dirt bag is released he leaves with several missing teeth compliments of a Bubba with a confederate flag tattooed on his chest And one more thing, these goons are not protesters . They are thug gangs of lunatics who like to hurt people for imagined reasons. God bless BLue LIves Matter and God bless America.

Mikessel
Mikessel

He probably got the deal by naming his cohorts to authorities.

beowulf
beowulf

As long as they keep giving these pigs a slap on the wrist they're going to keep assaulting people and intimidating them.

Markus53
Markus53

🖕🤬🖕 💩bag twinkle toed mommy's lil babies ,worthless generation

mike wauters
mike wauters

Did the fat bastard slap them with his double chin?

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

I hope fat body is reading this. The irony here is that if it were not for Law enforcement we civilians would hunt you down And chop pieces of you off like your fingers

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

"We The People" are white supremacists though.

Inquirer63
Inquirer63

I don’t get it. There is video of him assaulting people but he gets off with disorderly conduct? No justice in this case.

Trefflek
Trefflek

the crazy thing about this. If a conservative attacked a leftist they would be in prison for years.

racerjon
racerjon

Well I'm sure that $55.00 will go a long way.

Dmoe63
Dmoe63

Antifa really you can't even ID your enemies so how can you be anything? You nothing but a bunch of kids who didn't get picked in kickball.

Fisher68
Fisher68

@Hi_estComnDenomn you're full of shit ! I'm a TOTAL conservative, voted for Trump and I don't have a racist bone in my body !!!

Stanracer
Stanracer

This terrorist should be locked up forever.

Topdog69
Topdog69

I hope that fat antifa pig gets it up the ass in jail till his daddy yells in pain

Timbo63
Timbo63

What a moron. Odd that Antifa stays away from places where they are going to get a beating. Time for them to be tracked down and let loose in a hog pen.

crazykatz12
crazykatz12

He looks like a fearful, fat, loser Mikki.

sonnyboy43
sonnyboy43

And remember, the SPLC says that ANTIFA is NOT a rate group, but the Proud Boys are. In my opinion, the SPLC itself is a hate group.