A professional activist, if that’s what you want to call him. A sterling resume dating back to the Occupy DC movement and protesting in support of the late thug Trayvon Martin. Now he’s MovedOn to gay marriage. Sounds like a swell guy.
Midway through a National Organization protest in front of the US Supreme Court building, punches flew. One, which landed on the face of a marcher, was thrown by gay marriage advocate Sergei Kostin, a former Occupy DC member whom a source in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department described as a ‘professional activist.’
The other was a gut-punch that Kostin told MailOnline provoked him – one that no one else saw. If that punch flew, one observer countered, however, it’s not clear how hard it could have been.
But if the swinging fists were half-imagined, the ideological confrontation on Tuesday was genuine. Both sides of the debate were out in force, with Christian opponents easily outnumbering advocates for gay marriage.
In a telephone interview with MailOnline, Kostin said he only threw an uppercut after he was attacked first, when he stepped between the anti-gay-marriage crowd and a lone sign-carrying woman, in an attempt to protect her.
‘This gentleman had his hand on my chest,’ Kostin said. ‘I’ve been an activist for several years, and that kind of stuff doesn’t bother me. But when he got closer to me, he threw a punch into my stomach.’
‘In turn, when he did that I reacted back to him. That’s when I clocked him.’