Black Lives Matter Protester Is Attacked at Donald Trump's Campaign Rally in Alabama

Luckily, the man beaten at the rally did not need medical attention.

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As if there weren't enough reasons to find fault with Trump's campaign, now there's this. A Black Lives Matter protester showed up to a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham, Ala. on Saturday, and when the protester interrupted Trump's speech people reacted by kicking and pushing him around. In the video clip above, the attack erupted after the he began shouting "black lives matter" at the event.

At one point, the protester falls on the floor and a woman can be seen kicking the man while a fellow protester tries lifting him up. And while the attacks are happening, Trump never stops his speech to address the altercation. A Trump supporter even yells, "Get your ass outta here."

Donald Trump's all-white supporters beat a black protester at a rally in Alabama

— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) November 21, 2015

According to Huffington Post, a CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond, who attended and also captured video of the rally, reported that police officers escorted the protesters out. Luckily, the man who was attacked did not need medical attention. The Daily Newsreported that Trump yelled, "Get him the hell out of here!"

Since the video has gone viral online, Diamond tweeted that Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Trump's campaign, said, "The campaign does not condone this behavior." 

Campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks, reacting to the video: "The campaign does not condone this behavior."

— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 21, 2015


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