The LAPD has opened a hate crime investigation after viral photographs emerged of a black lady being attacked by a crowd of Trump supporters.
Berlinda Nibo was strolling house in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday when she encountered members of an area ‘Cease the Steal’ demonstration and started to live-stream the occasion, the Washington Publish reported.
When supporters of the president’s effort to overturn the election noticed her recording, issues grew ugly.
“They’re yelling at me due to my shade, calling me the n-word, calling me the b-word, saying, ‘All lives matter. Black lives doesn’t matter,’” Nibo, 25, advised KCAL.
When she responded to her harassers, dozens of demonstrators swarmed and pushed her, beat and punched her, ripped her wig off and doused her with pepper spray, she advised the station.
“I’m telling them, ‘No, I’m not a Trump supporter. I don’t care. Please simply go away me alone. I’m simply making an attempt to get house,’” she recounted to KTTV.
Nibo stated she believed the group would have tried to kill her if a person sporting a Trump 2020 hat hadn’t stepped in to defend her and lead her to security.
“The complete time, he saved whispering in my ear, ‘Don’t transfer, they’re making an attempt to kill you, they’re making an attempt to kill you,’” she advised the station.
“The LAPD is continuous to conduct a radical investigation, and we encourage any witnesses or these with data on the suspect(s) to contact Central Space Detectives,” police stated in a press release.
Nibo says she escaped bodily unscathed, however is shocked and depressed by the outrageous show of violent racism.
“I don’t perceive what’s happening on the planet,” Nibo stated. “I’m saddened by it. I’m heartbroken by it.”
Six folks have been arrested in a conflict between Trump supporters and counter protestors, however nobody has been arrested in reference to the assault on Nibo, based on NBC Los Angeles.