Under the Radar: Another Black Activist Was Battered at a Trump Rally and is Pressing Charges
Sure, Anthony Cage‘s bloodied face appeared on the cover of The Daily News after he was beaten up at a Donald Trump rally, but the activist is not interested in letting the incident slide back under the radar, not to be discussed again. He’s pressing charges.
A bloodied man dragged from Trump rally. pic.twitter.com/eyQxFL8Uht
— Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee) March 11, 2016
Not only is he seeking litigious recourse, but he is hoping to be exonerated in the court of public opinion. He reached out on his own to The St. Louis American, seeking to set the record straight regarding the events of March 11. He said that he and his fellow protesters were being peaceful when he was sucker punched by another rally-goer. When he reacted and defended himself, he was tackled by the police, but he was also adamant in his retelling to the American that the police did not beat him up.
— king karam (@Karamplay25) March 15, 2016
He went on to say that he is proud of all of his children, all of whom — save for the youngest — have graduated and have jobs. They all vote, including Cage, who has branded himself the “poster child” of the “Stop Trumpism in Its Tracks” movement.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 12, 2016
Of course, this is hardly the first time a black activist or protester has been roughed up at one of Trump’s events. In fact, it’s one incident in a string of many that have led to outspoken condemnation from people on both sides of the political aisle.
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