Black Protester Reportedly Tackled And Punched At Donald Trump Rally
At least six people at a Trump rally in Birmingham, Alabama, reportedly punched and kicked a man who shouted "black lives matter." The man was later escorted out of the rally.
A black protester reportedly was tackled, punched, and kicked Saturday during a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham, Alabama.
The incident was recorded by CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond. In the video, an altercation in the middle of a crowd is visible.
CNN later reported that at least six white attendees at the rally punched, kicked, and tackled the protester, who appeared to have shouted "black lives matter."
According to Stephon Dingle, a reporter for WIAT, the protester also yelled "dump Trump" before the incident began.
During the altercation, Trump reportedly stopped his speech to say "get him the hell out of here." Law enforcement then escorted the protester out of the building, which Dingle recorded.
The Birmingham Police Department did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment, but told CBS News that three people were asked to leave the rally. No one was arrested, according to CBS.
Trump's campaign also did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News.
However, campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks told CNN "the campaign does not condone this behavior."