During a town hall meeting, held by Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis., in a St. Louis MO middle school, an organized group of thugs yelled racial and ideological slurs before punching a black man, knocking him to the ground, and kicking him.

The victim, Kenneth Gladney, says, and witnesses confirm, that he was just handing out flags, when a man approached him, asked him why he was handing out those flags; and punched him right in the face, knocking him to the ground. Other members of the disrupters gathered around Gladney, and kicked him while he was on the ground.

When interviewed at the hospital, Gladney told the Post-Dispatch newspaper,

“It just seems there’s no freedom of speech without being attacked.”

Gladney was attacked by members of the SEIU (Service Employees International Union); who were clearly wearing blue t-shirts with their union logo on them. He was attacked for being a black man who is AGAINST Obama’s healthcare plan!

The attackers made good on the promise of White House deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina, who on friday, had assured democrats who faced opposition to the healthcare plan, that, “we will punch back twice as hard.”