I’m just getting a report that thuggish supporters of Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker assaulted a union member who showed up to demonstrate outside the Americans For Prosperity-sponsored event.
Earlier this evening, supporters of Scott Walker Tweeted that a Walker supporter was assaulted by union members, but it turns out the victim of the assault was actually a union member who dared exercise her First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
Here’s a first-hand account of what happened, from someone who was there and witnessed the assault:
There were 2 seperate men and about 7 victims of their shoving during the protest. The number who had their ear screamed directly into as load as the other man could was never touched or spoken to. They had no reason other than they felt like it. 1 of those victims was my granddaughter. When the guy screamed directly in her ear she said “stop!” and… Read More put her hand over her ear. That’s it. One word and he reached over and shoved her as hard as he could. Had it not been for the guy next to her she would have hit the ground hard. The woman on channel 6 walked toward him and asked if there was a problem? He put both hands on her chest and shoved her. When her husband asked what he thought he was doing, he flung him into the bushes. In my book that makes them thugs and thugs the police are looking for on assault complaints. Just for the record my granddaughter’s ear is still ringing!
EDIT: Here’s some video of the incident, courtesy of Fox 6 News: