Joseph Pryor was dropped from the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program on March 2 after a video (below) of him yelling at a black woman during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 1 surfaced.
The Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Louisville said in a statement: “Joseph Pryor demonstrated poor judgment in his use of social media that associates him with a racially charged altercation at a political rally. Hatred toward any group of individuals is not tolerated in the Marine Corps and he is being discharged from our delayed entry program effective yesterday."
Pryor's Facebook featured a screenshot of him yelling at Kayisha Nwanguma as she was being pushed out of the Kentucky International Convention Center. The picture has since been removed from Facebook, WAVE reports.
The Delayed Entry Program is a training program that helps prepare Marine candidates for boot camp.
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Henry Brousseau, a 17-year-old protester at the same rally, filed a police report on March 2 alleging that he was punched in the stomach by a woman for yelling, "Black lives matter," and unfurling a banner with other protesters.
"I went into a tug of war with the banner with one of them and … the woman started punching me in the stomach and I dropped the banner," Brousseau told The Courier-Journal.
"At that point, there was security,” he continued.
According to Brousseau, the woman who allegedly hit him was with the Traditionalist Youth Network, a white supremacist group headed by Matthew Heimbach, who was also at the rally.
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Brousseau doesn’t know the woman's name, but snapped pictures of her with her group and showed the photos to authorities.
Brousseau left the rally with another woman. According to Brousseau, other protesters were removed from the building by Trump security guards, local police and Secret Service agents.