This Viral Video Shows What Happens When You're a Black Protester at a Donald Trump Rally
Young Black woman repeatedly assaulted at a Donald Trump rally
UPDATE (5am): We have now determined that many of the men assaulting this young girl, a teenager, are open white supremacists who have been clearly idenfitied members of hate groups and Neo-Nazi organizations. I have an article coming out on them shortly. Full story @: http://nydn.us/1T7vFgh-----Excuse my language, but I am fucking furious. Blood boiling. This is in Louisville at an official Donald Trump rally. This young peaceful Black woman, reportedly a teenager, is shoved and pushed and repeatedly assaulted by grown white men at a Donald J. Trump rally. Police looked on as this happened. White women, like they did with Little Rock 9 and others, screamed in her face with hate in their eyes. Men cussed her out and yelled right in her face as they pushed her to and fro and repeatedly put their hands on her.
Posted by Shaun King on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
A video capturing a black woman getting shoved out of a Donald Trump rally by white men has gone viral, with almost nine million views and more than 115,000 shares. In the clip shared on Facebook by Daily News columnist Shaun King but captured by local news station WLKY, you can see what happens when a Black Lives Matter protestor isn't wanted at a Donald Trump rally in Louisville, KY, on Super Tuesday.
In his latest article, King identifies the protestor as Shiya Nwanguma, a student at the University of Louisville. WLKY anchor Christina Mora was covering the rally and said Trump would shout, "Get them out of here," whenever he heard protesters. She also spoke to Nwanguma, who said she's OK.
Mora also shared a video that captured Nwanguma's perspective of the incident.
In another video posted to Facebook, you can hear Nwanguma's recap of what happened. She says they called her a n*gger and a c*nt and adds, "They were pushing and shoving at me, cursing at me, yelling at me, called me every name in the book. They were disgusting and dangerous."
King also believes one of the men in the video is Matthew Heimbach, a well-known white supremacist. In a blog post, discovered by Gawker, Heimbach says he was present at the rally. "Now there's some viral footage of several heated moments in Louisville," he writes. "One features yours truly helping the crowd drive out one of the women who had been pushing, shoving, barking, and screaming at the attendees for the better part of an hour."
Many have compared this footage to appalling images of black protesters being attacked by white people in the 1960s. We have reached out to the Trump campaign for comment and will update if we hear back. Though let's not forget he has a history of excusing physical attacks at his rallies, especially those aimed at black protesters.