Alt-right leader Mike Cernovich punched in the face at Tax March rally

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Controversial alt-right provocateur Mike Cernovich appears to have been punched in the face at an anti-Trump rally in Austin, TX on Saturday after repeatedly yelling "Bill Clinton is a rapist" at the crowd.

The right-wing vlogger livestreamed his protest of the rally calling for President Trump to release his tax returns, and the footage appears to show rally goers shouting obscenities, pushing and shoving protest signs in front of Cernovich's face.

The livestream on Periscope then abruptly ends when Cernovich's phone falls after seemingly taking a hit.

Click through reactions to the incident here:

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@Cernovich @Rambobiggs Good job Mike you had the right to free speech and to protect yourself when attacked.. I saw… https://t.co/hyMdbIuLbF
@Kimberl05453181 @Cernovich @Rambobiggs The the looks of Mike's knuckles he had a very good right!
@Cernovich @Rambobiggs My gosh.... be safe Cernovich those idiots are crazy!!!!👌🏻
@Cernovich @Rambobiggs that guy behind you yelling "show your taxes" is so creepy!
@Cernovich @Rambobiggs You both had every right to #FOS and to self defense. 👊🏻
@Cernovich @Rambobiggs Tweeting about yourself in the third person is telling. And unsurprising.
@Cernovich @Rambobiggs I guess free speech isn't really free #murica
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"Somebody attacked me and I had to hit them back," said Cernovich while showing his slightly bloodied fist to the camera on a separate livestream after the altercation.

Multiple witnesses claim to have seen Cernovich get "ambushed."

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"You guys were leaving, you said your piece, some guy came in and coldcocked you," said one witness on Cernovich's stream.

RELATED: Best signs from Trump tax return protests

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Demonstrators protest in response to President Donald Trump's refusal to make his tax returns public in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela
Demonstrators protest in response to President Donald Trump's refusal to make his tax returns public in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela
Demonstrators protest in response to President Donald Trump's refusal to make his tax returns public in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela
People march demanding President Donald Trump release his tax returns, in New York, U.S., REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
People march demanding President Donald Trump release his tax returns, in New York, U.S., April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
People march demanding President Donald Trump release his tax returns, in New York, U.S., REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
People march demanding President Donald Trump release his tax returns, in New York, U.S., REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Demonstrators protest in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's refusal to make his tax returns public, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela
Demonstrators protest in response to President Donald Trump's refusal to make his tax returns public in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela
Demonstrators protest in response to President Donald Trump's refusal to make his tax returns public in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela
Demonstrators protest in response to President Donald Trump's refusal to make his tax returns public in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela
UNITED STATES - APRIL 15: Buddhist monk Jampal Rowe of Poolesville, Md., attends the Tax March rally on the west lawn of the Capitol to call on President Trump to release his tax returns, April 15, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Protestors take part in the 'Tax March' to call on US President Donald Trump to release his tax records on April 15, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Protestors walk by the Trump hotel during the 'Tax March' to call on US President Donald Trump to release his tax records on April 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Protestors take part in the 'Tax March' to call on US President Donald Trump to release his tax records on April 15, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Protestors take part in the 'Tax March' to call on US President Donald Trump to release his tax records on April 15, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Protestors take part in the 'Tax March' to call on US President Donald Trump to release his tax records on April 15, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Protestors gather in Center City Philadelphia, PA, ahead of the April 15 Tax Day March. Around the nation thousands are expected to participate in similar protests against the Trump-administration. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Protestor holds a sign during a Tax Day protest rally and march in Center City Philadelphia, on April 15, 2017. Around the nation thousands are expected to participate in similar protests against the Trump-administration. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Protestors take part in the 'Tax March' to call on US President Donald Trump to release his tax records on April 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Footage has also emerged that shows a protester throwing a punch into the crowd, but the camera does not capture who's on the receiving end or if it connects.

WARNING: Video contains graphic language

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