Crowd of Trump supporters attacked black woman in Los Angeles
After a tumultuous few days with Trump and his supporters adjacent to Trump storming the Capitol building, destroying public property and causing numerous deaths, it has just been revealed that on the same day a black woman in LA was violently attacked by Trump supporters were holding a rally.
According to Buzzfeed News, Berlinda Nibo, 25, was walking past a Trump “Stop the Steal” rally just outside Los Angeles City Hall when a group of white protesters started harassing her, calling her the n-word and eventually following her as she walked a way. Eventually more than 30 Trump supporters surrounded her and after one of them falsely claimed that she had assaulted someone, they started hitting her, ripped her wig off and took it off. pepper sprayed on the face.
“I thought I was going to die” she said BuzzFeed News. “If I didn’t fight back, this group of people was going to beat me to death. I kept saying to myself, ‘Don’t fall because you’re going to get trampled on.'”
There was even a point where a man came from behind Nibo and grabbed her saying, “I got you, calm down, these people are going to try to kill you.” Nibo accepted it at the time because she was blinded by pepper spray, but she said it was a traumatic experience.
“It didn’t help me,” she said. “It would have helped more if he had given me room to get out of there completely.”
Eventually, two other passersby ran to Nibo’s aid and told the man they knew her so he let her go. They then took him to where the LAPD was standing. However, Raquel Natalicchio, one of the people who helped Nibo, said all of this happened under the watchful eye of LAPD officers.
“The police were there the whole time and didn’t budge an inch,” she said.
After washing her eyes, Nibo filed a citizen arrest report and returned home, still soaked in the spray.
“My family and I are looking for privacy at this time, so that I can get a little bit of healing and also security because now I am even more worried about everything that has happened on the United States Capitol,” he said. she declared.
Nibo’s traumatic ordeal wraps up a week filled with poignant racism and hypocrisy, something this country has worked with for far too long.