Antifa protesters have targeted the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, knocking on his door and shouting ‘we will fight, we know where you sleep at night.’
Activists from Smash Racism DC, who also targeted Ted Cruz as he ate with wife Heidi in a Washington restaurant, gathered outside the provocative broadcaster’s home Wednesday evening.
The furious mob of about 20 people was led to Carlson’s front door after the Twitter page published his address, as well as that of his brother Buckley Carlson, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Neil Patel, with whom Carlson co-founded the Daily Caller, on Wednesday evening.
None of the other Republican figures are believed to have been targeted and the tweets with their addresses have since been taken down.
But the Fox News host wasn’t home at the time. He was at work when the crowds arrived, with two hours till his live 8pm show started.
Protesters from far-left group Smash Racism DC knocked on the door of Tucker Carlson’s home before chanting ‘we know where you sleep at night’
The group said they were protesting ‘fascism, racism’, police violence and violence against women, which they accused Carlson of enabling
His wife Susie was home and thought the crowd was a home invasion, so she locked herself in the pantry and called police at 6.30pm as the mob screamed and banged on her front dor.
The activists gathered outside the Northwest D.C. home holding posters, banging tambourines, and chanting ‘racism scumbag, leave town’.
‘I called my wife. She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming. … Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door,’ Carlson said to The Washington Post in a phone interview.
The Metropolitan Police Department of F.C. cops received the call around 6.30 and responded ‘within a few minutes’. The group dispersed after police arrived and no arrests were made.
In a since-deleted video posted by Smash Racism D.C. one person says into a megaphone ‘Tucker Carlson, we are outside your home.’
The man is heard saying that they have come to protest ‘fascism and racism’, police violence, and violence against women.
They then begin chanting: ‘Tucker Carlson, we will fight, we know where you sleep at night.’
Another two short clips show them shouting ‘racism scumbag, leave town’ and ‘no border, no wall, no USA at all.’
The same group filmed a confrontation with Ted Cruz as he ate with wife Heidi in Washington restaurant Fiola two months ago
At least one person is also seeing running up to the front door.
‘It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat. They weren’t protesting anything specific that I had said. They weren’t asking me to change anything. They weren’t protesting a policy or advocating for legislation. … They were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own neighborhood in the city that I grew up in,’ Carlson said.
He added that he does not know who started the protest but intends to find out.
He says the protesters blocked off both ends of his street and carried posters that listed his home address.
Smash Racism DC launched their campaign against Carlson on Twitter on Wednesday evening around 7pm just before his show started to air, accusing him of spreading ‘fear into our homes’ every night.
The first video was posted along with a message that said: ‘BREAKING. Activists ring doorbell, hold protest at the Washington DC area home of Tucker Carlson, racist, sexist, bigoted FOX News personality.
‘So far no one has opened the door.’
Other messages said ‘Tucker Carlson has been spewing nonstop hate and lies about he migrant caravan. He also has close ties to white supremacists.’
‘Activists protested tonight at Carlson’s Washington DC area home. You can’t hide from those you hurt, Tucker,’ another tweet said.
A fourth tweet contained the anchor’s street address but was removed shortly after being posted.
Yet another tweet said: ‘Tonight you’re reminded that we have a voice. Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either.’
Twitter deleted the tweets quickly and the group’s account was suspended Thursday morning. Facebook videos of the protest were also taken down.
It is not clear from the videos how long the protesters were outside for, or when the left. It is also not clear whether police were called.
In September, Smash Racism DC hounded Ted Cruz out of Fiola, an Italian restaurant located near the White House.
On Twitter, the group then threatened Cruz, the President and ‘any the rest of the racist, sexist, transphobic, and homophobic right-wing scum’ by saying: ‘You are not safe. We will find you. We will expose you.
‘We will take from you the peace you have taken from so many others.’
Carlson has also spoken out about being targeted while he ate, saying there is only one restaurant he now goes to for fear of being shouted at.