sfpd_squad.jpg6:01 PM: A man who was attacked in San Francisco on Monday had an anti-President Obama sign with a Hitler mustache drawn over Obama’s face, a witness said today.

A 29-year-old Daly City man had set up a table with political literature and signs in the 1200 block of Fell Street in the city’s North of Panhandle neighborhood when he was attacked at about 11:30 a.m. Monday, said police Capt. Denis O’Leary of the Police Department’s Park Station.

A man and woman approached the victim, tore one of the signs and shook the table, causing the political literature to fall to the ground.

The man was also kicked in the hand, O’Leary said.

O’Leary said he did not know whether the victim was a supporter or opponent of Obama, but a witness who was in the area Monday said the victim was a supporter of Lyndon LaRouche, a left-wing political activist who opposes the president.

The witness, Wayne Friday, a former San Francisco police commissioner and local journalist, said he was stopping by the Bank of America at Fell and Broderick streets and saw a sign that said “Impeach Obama” with a picture of the president with a Hitler mustache.

Friday said he did not see the attack happen.

The two suspects, who had dogs with them, fled south on Broderick Street before officers arrived, and haven’t been located, O’Leary said.

The first is described as an Asian man with long black hair who was wearing a gray baseball cap, gray sweatshirt and dark jeans, O’Leary said.

The other is a white woman who is about 5 feet 6 inches tall with long, curly brown hair, he said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

2:21 PM: A man who set up a table with political literature and a sign supporting President Obama was attacked in San Francisco’s North Panhandle neighborhood on Monday morning, a police captain said today.

The attack happened at about 11:30 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Fell Street, where the victim, a 29-year-old Daly City man, had set up his table, said Capt. Denis O’Leary of the Police Department’s Park Station.

A man and woman approached the victim, tore one of the signs and shook the table, causing the political literature to fall to the ground.

The suspects also kicked the man in the hand, O’Leary said.

The man and woman, who had dogs with them, fled south on Broderick Street before officers arrived, and haven’t been located, O’Leary said.

The victim said the pair made “no mention of a political affiliation,” O’Leary said. “It’s just unusual that they took offense to him and his sign.”

The first suspect is described as an Asian man with long black hair who was wearing a gray baseball cap, gray sweatshirt and dark jeans, O’Leary said.

The other is a white woman who is about 5 feet 6 inches tall with long, curly brown hair, he said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, bay City News

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  • cambi0

    I’m not sure which is more embarrassing, the fact that people apparently thought it ok to attack this guy because of his t-shirt or the fact that the writer of this article seems to think that Lyndon LaRouche is “left wing.” That man is anything but.