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Protesters Descend on Fox News Host Tucker Carlson's DC Home

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    Demonstrators Target Tucker Carlson's DC Home

    Demonstrators targeted Fox News host Tucker Carlson's D.C. home Wednesday night. His wife told police she hid after hearing loud banging on the door. Carlson said the front door was cracked. News4's Chris Gordon reports.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018)

    A group of protesters equipped with a bullhorn and spray paint descended on the Washington, D.C., home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson Wednesday night, leaving an anarchy symbol in the host's driveway and signs referencing his political affiliation, police say. 

    Carlson wasn't at home at the time, but his wife reported the incident to police, according to The Washington Post.

    "She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming. ... Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door," Carlson told The Post. 

    Thikning it was a home invasion, Carlson's wife ran to a room in the rear of the home and called 911 at about 6:30 p.m., according to police and the Post. 

    In a video posted on Twitter, a protester with a bull horn can be heard saying, "Tucker Carlson, we are outside your home." Moments later, the group begins to chant, "Racist scumbag, leave town."

    When the officers arrived, the found a group of 20 people outside and an anarchy symbol spray painted in the driveway. Police say the group also left signs referencing Carlson's political affiliation on the front door and on the vehicles parked in the driveway.

    Carlson has been a staunch defender of President Donald Trump and often comes under fire for his rhetoric.

    But he is not the first public figure to be confronted by protesters in what would otherwise be a private setting.

    Last year, protesters marched to the Chevy Chase home of Vice President Mike Pence and held a "Queer Dance Party." A month later, a group gathered outside the home of Mitch McConnell to protest the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

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