It got downright ugly at a Donald Trump rally Saturday (11-21-15) in Alabama.
A black man – representing the #BlackLivesMatter movement – attempting to protest at the rally, was tackled, punched and kicked by a group of Trump supporters as he shouted “Black lives matter” during the Republican presidential candidate’s speech at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.
While it was happening, Trump exclaimed “Get him the hell out of here!” as attendees cheered him on. The group of attackers was white.
Video of the attack show several people participated in the attack. Police confirmed that no arrests were made and that a total of three people were asked to leave the rally. A Trump staffer who refused to be identified, defended the removal of the protester in a comment to the Montgomery Advertiser.
“The guy was being disruptive,” the staffer said. “He was doing the Black Lives Matter thing and saying other phrases that were really firing up the crowd around him. He was throwing his hands around almost punching.”
No arrests were made and the protester reportedly did not require medical attention. Watch footage of the incident below and below that, Trump shouting “Get him the hell out of here!”
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 21, 2015