Violent crowd attacks, insults homeless woman guarding Trump’s Hollywood star (VIDEOS)
A black homeless woman guarding Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star was the victim of violent harassment by an anti-Trump crowd. Videos of the abuse show people yelling at the woman and knocking her to the ground as the insults continue.
A number of videos titled ‘Crazy 4 Trump’ posted on YouTube show a crowd of people surrounding the woman as she holds up banners in support for the Republican presidential nominee. Her hand-written signs promote pro-Trump messages like “Twenty million illegals and Americans sleep on the streets in tents” and “Donald Trump - keeping it real”.
Some of the banners included provocative language, including one targeting the US president, reading, “Obama threw our black asses under the bus, he owes the Clintons, flip this script (get off the Clinton plantation).”
A crowd on Hollywood Boulevard, not a hotspot for Trump supporters, did not share the woman’s political preferences. Nor did they choose to let her be.
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People are heard yelling insults at the woman, but one man temporarily stops the insults.
“Alright, guys, we are all very upset about Trump, what he said, what he’s done to our country, but yelling at this woman will not save the situation,” he said. “Just go and vote on November 8, and we will all forget about this guy.”
His words calmed the crowd briefly, but verbal abuses continued as someone started accusing the woman of “spewing” hate.
Soon, the situation turned violent, with some physically assaulting the woman and damaging her property. She was knocked off her feet, her cart overturned and her banners torn to pieces.
Once she was down, she remained on the sidewalk. Some in the crowd urged others not to touch or help the woman, while others asked if she needed water.
The woman had been guarding Trump’s star since millionaire activist James Otis hammered it beyond recognition on Wednesday night. Otis was arrested for felony vandalism, but then released on $20,000 bail until a court hearing on November 18.
Otis said Thursday that he took a sledgehammer and destroyed Trump’s star as a show of support for women who accused the GOP candidate of sexual assault. If convicted, Otis could be sentenced to up to three years in jail and pay a $10,000 fine.
Trump’s star, which he received in 2007 for his NBC show ‘The Apprentice’, has since been restored.