He is used to being treated by kid gloves by anti-protesters most of the time. However the Anarchists at the RNC and the Occupy people where not so accommodating.
According to the Huffington Post anti-Republican protesters were marching from "Romneyville" toward the official protest zone set up by the city when they clashed with members of the
According to Youtube videos the Westboro Baptist were harassed by Occupy members and nearly physically attacked by anarchists.
Fred Phelps and his bunch never miss a chance to protest. They picket funerals and they love to offend people by stepping on flags and such chants as “Thank God for dead soldiers.” It is not surprising that they get a less-than-warm welcome from their antics from time to time.