Man attacked in San Francisco had an anti-Obama sign 

A man who was attacked in San Francisco on Monday had an anti-President Barack Obama sign with a Hitler mustache drawn over Obama's face, a witness said Tuesday.

A 29-year-old Daly City man had set up a table with political literature and signs in the 1200 block of Fell Street in the city's North of Panhandle neighborhood when he was attacked at about 11:30 a.m. Monday, said San Francisco police Capt. Denis O'Leary of the Police Department's Park Station.

Original reports about the incident indicated that the man who was attacked was an Obama supporter.

A man and woman approached the victim, tore one of the signs and shook the table, causing the political literature to fall to the ground.

The man was also kicked in the hand, O'Leary said.

O'Leary said he did not know whether the victim was a supporter or opponent of Obama, but a witness who was in the area Monday said the victim was a supporter of Lyndon LaRouche, a fringe political activist who opposes the president.

The witness, Wayne Friday, a former San Francisco police commissioner and local journalist, said he was stopping by the Bank of America at Fell and Broderick streets and saw a sign that said "Impeach Obama" with a picture of the president with a Hitler mustache.

Friday said he did not see the attack happen.

The two suspects, who had dogs with them, fled south on Broderick Street before officers arrived, and haven't been located, O'Leary said.

The first is described as an Asian man with long black hair who was wearing a gray baseball cap, gray sweatshirt and dark jeans, O'Leary said.

The other is a white woman who is about 5 feet 6 inches tall with long, curly brown hair, he said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

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