Masked Protester Punches Black Man Outside Trump Rally While Carrying 'I [Heart] My Muslim Neighbor' Sign

| AUG 24, 2017 | 10:25 PM
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In a case of subtle irony, an anti-Trump protester was caught on video punching a black man in the back of a pickup as the vehicle escaping a surrounding crowd.

The altercation occurred outside of President Donald Trump's rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night.

A pickup truck — with people in the flatbed — was being blocked by anti-Trump protesters from driving on the road. As it was trying to make its way, protesters were banging on the side and started to attack the people in the back.

At one point, a masked protester punched an African-American man twice with one hand while he was carrying a sign that read “I [Heart] My Muslim Neighbor” in the other:




The assaulter continued to chase the pickup before it was able to speed away.

The Phoenix Police Department had to use tear gas, pepper balls, and pepper spray to get the crowd under control, as they were not only assaulting Trump supporters but also throwing rocks and bottles at police.

One protester was caught on camera kicking a tear gas can back at police. After standing in the middle of the road, he was hit “right in the nuts” with a pepper ball. The protester dropped immediately to the ground before he was helped by a guy wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey.