Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event at The Quad, Saint Augustine’s University, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Sunday, October 23, 2016, 8:04 PM
A man sporting a pro-Trump t-shirt was arrested Sunday after punching a person attending a Hillary Clinton campaign event in North Carolina.
The suspected supporter of Republican nominee Donald Trump was arrested for civil assault and charged with a misdemeanor, local authorities told CNN, adding that the victim did not need medical attention after the attack at the Charlotte event.
A few people began to disrupt the event before the assault occurred to which the Democratic nominee said, “Some people are just sore losers, we just have to keep going,” CNN reported.
The attack is one of many politically charged assaults that has occurred over the course of the election cycle, with Trump campaign events earning a reputation for being particularly heated.
CHARLOTTE, NC – OCTOBER 14: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally on October 14, 2016 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Trump continues to campaign for his run for president of the United States. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
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Back in November when Trump’s presidential bid was still in its infancy, a fight broke out at one of his rallies after Mercutio Southall Jr. — a well-known social justice activist — interrupted the event by shouting “Black lives matter!”
Following the event, Trump said “maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.”
Following a spring Kentuck rally, three Trump protesters, who say they were physically attacked or insulted with racial slurs filed a lawsuit against the billionaire and said Trump fostered the violent atmosphere.
And earlier this month, a supporter of the businessman wearing a “Gays for Trump” shirt was arrested after putting a protestor in a violent headlock during a North Carolina campaign rally — the Trump brawler received several high fives as he was escorted from the rally for his violent outburst.
A Wisconsin Clinton supporter was also recently arrested for smearing peanut butter on vehicles she had thought belonged to people attending a Trump rally, though the gathering in actuality had nothing to do with politics.
A violent attack was also launched in North Carolina earlier this month. A local Republican Headquarters office was victim to an overnight firebomb attack, and a nearby building was defaced with the words “Nazi Republicans leave town or else.”