President Trump held a rally yesterday in Cincinnati but outside the arena, one of Trump’s cultists decided to attack a peaceful protester. According to Newsweek,https://www.newsweek.com/trump-ohio-protester-assault-cincinnati-1452260
Mike Alter, 61, was outside the U.S. Bank Arena as part of a peaceful protest with a group of others who shouted anti-Trump chants on Thursday night. But things took a violent turn when 29-year-old Dallas Frazier emerged from the pickup truck in which he was a passenger and confronted Alter, before punching him in the head.
Alter told local news outlet WCPO that Frazier had started shouting at the protesters from the passenger seat of his vehicle. “These guys pulled up in the pickup truck, everyone was yelling back and forth at them,” Alter said.
A video of the altercation has gone viral and confirm police documents that state Frazier got out of his car and started punching Alter in the head:
Here's the video (with swearing, just FYI) from Scott Fantozzi, who was also part of the anti-Trump protest. Cincinnati police told me this was the only rally-related fight or arrest they were aware of. pic.twitter.com/tFqtCm8b98
— Sarah Walsh (@sarahbellewalsh) August 2, 2019
As police detain and arrest Frazier, people started chanting, “Lock him up! Lock him up!”
At past rallies, Trump has encouraged altercations and even told his supporters he would pay their legal fees if they attacked anti-Trump protesters.
“If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously, OK? Just knock the hell… I promise you I will pay for the legal fees. I promise, I promise,” Trump said.