Protest at Fox News host's home investigated as possible hate crime

Tucker Carlson targeted for harassment by left-wing group that went after Ted Cruz and his wife

The demanded "that he flee the city of Washington, D.C". After hearing the protesters outside, she locked herself in the pantry.

"She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming ..."

Carlson lamented the fact that other people didn't have the same protection that he did as a Fox News host.

Susie Carlson dialed 911, thinking it was a home invasion. It was a protest.

Matt Yglesias, co-founder of, tweeted in support of Smash Racism DC, an Antifa group whose members swarmed Carlson's front yard and carried signs with his home address written on them in retaliation for Carlson's supposed role in "spreading fear".

About 20 protesters gathered in front of Carlson's home Wednesday night, chanting loudly and using a bullhorn, according to a police report obtained by CBS News.

Lt. Jon Pongratz with the Metropolitan Police Department of D.C. said that police officers responded within a few minutes after receiving a call at about 6:30 p.m.

Carlson said that the aftermath of the controversy had actually been "very nice and affirming" and reminded him of how decent Americans were as people.

One female activist said she wanted to bring a pipe bomb to the house.

"It wasnt a protest".

"Here's the problem: I have four children", Fox News quoted Carlson as saying.

The LifeSiteNews petition, addressed to Carlson, says, "I stand with you and your family, especially your wife, during this time and will offer up in my prayers a special request that God bless and protect you and your family". "They weren't trying to change my mind or advocate for a position, they were threatening my family to get me to stop talking". Protesters screamed and yelled at the political couple until they ostensibly left the restaurant.

Activists from Smash Racism DC also targeted Ted Cruz as he ate with wife Heidi in a Washington restaurant.

"Tonight youre reminded that we have a voice", a now-deleted tweet read. "Confront them at their homes!"

Video of the incident, which was accompanied with the hashtag #KnockKnockTucker, was removed from Twitter and the group's account was suspended. The Facebook video was also taken down, but the page is still up.

In an interview with Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, Carlson, who on his show often exposes globalist George Soros and his shadowy dealings, said the mob was an attempt to intimidate him.

Tucker's former Fox News colleague, Megyn Kelly, decried the incident over Twitter. Video of the protest has since been taken down from social media.

"Who are we? What are we becoming?". "@TuckerCarlson is tough & can handle a lot, but he does not deserve this".

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume decried it as "revolting, and frightening".

Carlson was preparing for his show at the time of the disturbance.

"This is not okay", CNN host SE Cupp wrote.

"I think Tucker is a bad influence on modern America but that doesn't justify harassing him at home", Boot said in a tweet.

"You can't hide from those you hurt, Tucker", they added. I've written about his repulsive antics here and here and here and here.

"I met a woman who didn't leave the house for months because she was afraid of being picked up by ICE and never seeing her United States citizen kids and husband again".

Now, Carlson is anxious about leaving his family alone at home.

"I probably wont open another package sent to our house from now on", Carlson said.

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