Out of the darkness of yesterday’s violent clashes between Trump supporters and Antifa rioters comes an image of hope in the form of #BasedStickman – a commie-crushing superhero with a stick and Texas flag.
#BasedStickman quickly grabbed the web’s attention after he popped up in footage from the clashes, swinging his stick in defense of the innocent rallygoers being attacked by commies.
— Kek High Priest (@KekHighPriest) March 5, 2017
Several Twitter users subsequently immortalized #BasedStickman in meme and tribute form.
— 🇵🇭Angelo Reyes🇺🇸 (@AngeTheDude) March 5, 2017
— Disappointed Snek 😒 (@The_Snake_Oil) March 5, 2017
— MisterHelpMe🐸🇺🇸🎮 (@HelplessRefugee) March 5, 2017
— PepeTheTroll🐸+ (@pepethetroll) March 5, 2017
— Scott Lopez (@scottylpz) March 5, 2017
#BasedStickman eventually paid the ultimate price for his heroism, as footage shows police arresting him yesterday.
In light of this, some Twitter users appear to be organizing a fundraiser to help cover #BasedStickman’s legal fees.
— DThomas32 (@im_seeing_red1) March 5, 2017