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69-year-old Woman Punched at Trump Rally in NC

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Outside a Trump rally in NC, a sixty-nine-year-old woman with an air tank was punched in the face by a Trump supporter.

On the September 12th, Shirley Teter was protesting against republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump outside of the rally in Asheville. On her way out, a supporter punched her in the face, knocking her and her air tank down.

As the supporters left the rally, protesters greeted them with chants of “Love trumps hate!” At the start, Teter says  “Whenever groups of them would start chanting ‘Trump! Trump! Trump!’ I would chant back, ‘Dump! Dump! Dump! Dump!’ It was kind of comical.” But as one of the Trump supporters left, he turned around and punched Teter for telling him that “You better learn to speak Russian,” and “The first two words are going to be ha-ha.”

At first, no charges were pressed because no police witnessed it, but they have now taken out an arrest warrant related to Teter’s case.

Shirley Teter had been protesting all her life, and she says she can now add Trump to her list of causes that she has protested against. After the incident, Teter was in the hospital until 2 AM with sore ribs, a sore jaw, and a cut elbow. Teter has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and needs an oxygen tank. She is thankful that she did not break any bones. Teter’s was the only recorded injury and many are upset.

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  1. Claire G on October 20th, 2016 4:42 pm

    Well written, KC.

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  2. Flippiditty Duckitty Dint on November 9th, 2016 9:53 pm

    well goodness gracious me. Bless her heart <3

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