There was an ugly moment today at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham, Alabama when a black protester was tackled, punched, and kicked by a group of white Trump supporters as Trump yelled “get him the hell outta here.”
CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond, who filmed video of the incident and posted it to Twitter, said, “At least one man punched the protester and a woman kicked him while he was on the ground…The protester appeared to be shouting ‘black lives matter’ and later removed his sweatshirt to reveal a shirt with those words. At least one attendee shouted ‘all lives matter’ as the protester was eventually led out by police officers on the scene.”
At the rally, Trump also repeated his calls for surveillance of mosques.
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 21, 2015
More video of the incident:
UPDATE: Trump says “maybe he shoulda been roughed up.”