A 73-year-old Vietnam veteran and supporter of President Trump was assaulted in Massachusetts, police said.
The incident unfolded Saturday when the veteran and another person were holding pro-Trump signs and flags in Douglas, which is located in Worcester County.
After about 30 minutes of arriving on a main street in the town, a woman identified as Kiara Dudley, 34, approached the couple and “began to berate them with insults and demanded that they leave,” the police said.
“As the couple tried to move away, the party continued to follow them and bumped the gentlemen with her body,” the Douglas Police Department said. “At one point, the party stepped on the victim’s Veterans for Trump sign, and as he bent over to pick it up, the party knocked him to the ground, causing an injury to his finger.”
Dudley was arrested and charged with assault and battery on an elderly person causing injury. She was released on a $250 bail and is expected to be arraigned this week, the Boston Herald reported.
34-year-old Kiara Dudley will be facing a judge in the morning. Douglas Police say she assaulted a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran for supporting President Trump. https://t.co/LQUyjQQQWs pic.twitter.com/ykSQlY6VYC
— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) October 19, 2020
A similar event occurred in the state in June when an 82-year-old Air Force veteran was attacked for supporting Trump.
Police arrested Aidan Courtright, 27, for reportedly assaulting Charlie Chase and charged him with a civil rights violation with injury, assault and battery on a person over 60, vandalism of personal property, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Police said at the time Chase was “violently targeted for his political views and violently assaulted.”
Author: Emma Colton
Source: Washington Examiner: Woman arrested and charged with assault of a 73-year-old Vietnam vet holding pro-Trump signs