A University of Louisville student said she was violently pushed, verbally attacked and assaulted as white men twice her size forced her out of a Kentucky rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump on Super Tuesday.
“I was called a n—– and a c–t and got kicked out,” said Shiya Nwanguma, a respected student at the University of Louisville to a local news reporter in a video posted on Facebook. “They were pushing and shoving at me, cursing at me, yelling at me, called me every name in the book. They were disgusting and dangerous.”
— Christina Mora (@ChristinaWLKY) March 2, 2016
In the small clip, you can see men pushing the young woman. An older man in white started the assault, then a bearded man with a red cap began to join in. As he pushes the woman, you can see him yell at the anti-Trump protester.
Nwanguma said she was shocked beyond belief and that no one came to her rescue. She said neither the Secret Service nor event security stepped in to bring order to the situation.
Nwanguma was protesting against Trump’s campaign, which has garnered support of widely known white supremacists and Neo-Nazi groups and members. The campaign has become the epicenter of a new wave of overt racism and white nationalism that the Republican presidential candidate denies exists.
“The Donald Trump phenomenon is proof that racism is not limited to the South, nor to a few Klansmen wearing white sheets, though even the Klan supports this man. And yet, in a nation in denial about white supremacy, racism is viewed as a thing of the past in this so-called post-racial Obama era, even as it is in full view and just as strong as ever,” reports Atlanta Blackstar.
According to the New York Daily News, “We now know that those Trump supporters are open bigots, Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists belonging to many different groups including the Traditionalist Worker Party — a well-documented hate group. Their social media profiles are full of Nazi photos, KKK and white supremacist references, and some of the most insulting, despicable hate speech you’ll ever see.”
The man with the red cap in the video has been identified as Matthew Heimbach, a supporter of the Traditionalist Worker Party.
This same man started a white student union at Towson University in 2012.
The assault of the young woman harkens back to the violence Black civil rights activists faced in the 1950s and 60s during lunch counter sit-ins and peaceful marches.