A 15-year-old Trump supporter was attacked and beaten up by students who staged a walkout protest march from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland, police said Wednesday.
The student, who was wearing a Trump “Make America Great Again” hat, was attacked by at least four other students, according to WTOP radio.
The local station’s report showed photos of student marchers holding “Love trumps hate” and “Stronger together” signs.
The students were marching near the Rockville courthouse to protest the peaceful transfer of power and impending Trump presidency.
Police said the teen was surrounded by the protesters who began to punch and kick him. Officers also claimed the victim was not an aggressor in the attack.
“They jumped him and beat him up pretty bad,” a witness told the radio station.
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Police have at least one of the attackers identified, reports say. The 17-year-old suspect is not in custody but has been interviewed by officers.
“This student got into an altercation with other students. What we know is he had a red ball cap on. We do not know the student’s political views,” Major Michael England of the Rockville Police Department told the media.
Peaceful walk out in Richard Montgomery high school anti-trump pic.twitter.com/9kX4wHjAPJ
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