Violence

Trump supporter arrested after assaulting anti-Trump protester, crowd chants ‘Lock him up!’

A man was arrested this Thursday after he assaulted another man outside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati during a rally held by President Trump.

In video obtained by the Cincinnati Enquirer, a man can be seen exiting his vehicle and squaring up with an anti-Trump protester. The man then swings and strikes the protester on the side of the head. Police immediately intervened, put the man in handcuffs, and took him away.

As police take the man away, the crowd begins to chant, “Lock him up!”

Speaking to the Enquirer, the man who shot the video, Scott Fantozzi, said the confrontation was over politics.

From the Cincinnati Enquirer:

Dallas Frazier, 29, was arrested for assault, according to Cincinnati police. Lt. Steve Saunders, a police spokesman, said Thursday evening that Frazier was being booked at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

Frazier, of Georgetown, Kentucky, has been charged with misdemeanor assault, according to jail documents.

Court documents identify the victim as Michael Alter. The Enquirer has reached out to him for comment on the incident.

As The Hill points out, Trump’s rally this Thursday in Cincinnati was interrupted multiple times by protestors inside the arena.

Watch the video below:

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