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Black Woman Is Roughed Up At Trump Rally (Video)

| by Michael Allen
Shiya Nwanguma getting pushed around at Trump rallyShiya Nwanguma getting pushed around at Trump rally

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's March 1 campaign rally turned violent as supporters and protesters clashed (video below).

Protesters interrupted Trump on several occasions, and were removed from the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky, notes WLKY.

A black woman, identified by the New York Daily News as Shiya Nwanguma, was shoved around by white male Trump supporters.

"I was called a n----- and a c---, and got kicked out," Nwanguma said in an interview posted on Facebook by Tamara Buchenberger.

"I just got escorted out by the police along with the people at the rally," Nwanguma added. "They were pushing and shoving at me, cursing at me, yelling at me, called me every name in the book. They were disgusting and dangerous."

The New York Daily News notes that members of the Traditionalist Worker Party, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, were at the Trump rally. They grabbed signs and property from protesters and tweeted their deeds.

"I watched [Matthew Heimbach of the of the Traditionalist Worker Party] for hours recruit Trump supporters with five of his buddies," Molly Shah, a protester, told the newspaper. "They later attacked the group I was with. The Neo-Nazis threw punches and kicked us. I am still awake now because my body is sore."

Chanelle Helm, a protester and activist who attended the rally, said that white supremacists chanted: "You're scum, you're time will come. You're scum, you're time will come."

"In my entire life I had never had anyone look at me with such hate," Helm added. "It was like the videos and photos we've seen from the Little Rock 9 and other school integration moments from the 1950s and '60s where the fury was palpable in the eyes of the white women."

In response to news reports, the Traditionalist Worker Party tweeted on March 1: "We are not 'White Supremacist.' Never have been. We are identitarians and White Nationalists. Please get your hit pieces straight."

Sources: WLKY, New York Daily News, Facebook, Twitter (2), Southern Poverty Law Center  / Photo Credit: WLKY/YouTube

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