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Man who sucker-punched Trump protester at N.C. rally is charged with assault and battery

A 78-year-old North Carolina man has been charged with assaulting an African American protester at a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville this Wednesday.

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A 78-year-old North Carolina man has been charged with assaulting an African American protester at a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville this Wednesday.

John McGraw was charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

A video posted on YouTube shows McGraw walking towards Rakeem Jones as he was being escorted out of Crown Coliseum by authorities and striking him with what looked to be a closed fist. After being hit, Jones was tackled by law enforcement officials.

According to the Daily Beast, at one point someone in the crowd allegedly shouted “Go home, n*ggers” as Jones and his fellow protesters were being escorted out.

Watch the incident in the video below, uploaded to YouTube by US Uncut:

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