ANTIFA rallyists clash with bikers at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

As the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota wraps up, a small group ANTIFA rallyists have crashed the party to let their voices heard.

ANTIFA (Anti-fascist) is a group opposed to fascism and other forms of extreme right-wing ideology.

In the video below, protesters were seen carrying anti-Trump flags, PRIDE, and even a “no step on snek”, a flag making fun of the “Don't tread on me” Gadsden flag used by American patriots.

While the police were quick to keep things under control, letting both sides air their sentiments, things got out of control after a protester kicked a biker passing by when he drove too close to the protesters.

 At 28:45, one protester kicked a passing motorcycle, starting fight.

The police immediately arrested the protester and escorted the remaining group to safety, before things become truly chaotic.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is week-long American motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota, for ten days. It usually starts on the first Friday of August. It was begun in 1938 by a group of Indian Motorcycle riders and was originally held for stunts and races. Attendance has historically been around 500,000 people, reaching a high of over 700,000 in 2015. The event generates around $800 million in annual revenue. Despite the current threat of the pandemic, the Sturgis city council could do little to postpone the event as its faithful followers vowed to ride to the event despite calls for its cancellation.