Punk'd anti-immigrant protesters react

Yesterday we linked to video shot by by D.J. Danielson showing members of Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform getting punk'd by a speaker at their Minnesota State Capitol rally.

Bluestem Prairie's Sally Jo Sorensen, among others, also links to a follow-up clip that shows Ruthie Hendrycks, a headliner at the event, shouting for respect while one of her supporters gets rough with some opponents. 

The fun and games started when a man billing himself as Robert Erickson -- it's unclear that that's his real name -- was introduced by KTLK talking head Sue Jeffers. Erickson sounded right on track with the sentiments of the rally -- at first. Then he turned the tables on the protesters.
"Lets send these European immigrants back where they came from!  I don't care if they are Polish, Irish, English, Italian, or Norwegian!  European immigrants are responsible for the most violent and heinous crimes in the history of the world, including genocide and slavery," he shouted. "Let's round them up and ship them out.  Then we need to hit them at home where they sleep, I don't care if we separate families, they should have known better when they came here illegally."

Erickson's allies in  the crowd begin chanting "Columbus go home!" The new video posted to YouTube shows what happens when the protesters collect their wits. Check it out:


Hat tip to Sorensen too for pointing to this post on Hendrycks' Twitter page: "Our group was not duped!" 

As Sorensen points out, the tweet ran counter to a post on Minn-SIR's Yahoo Groups page.