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Gay man hospitalised after being ‘beaten up by Trump supporters’

February 11, 2017
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A gay man was allegedly hospitalised after four Trump supporters beat him up in Washington.

Robert Richard Brice Kohler told police he was repeatedly hit in the head by the gang while out walking his dog Pepper near Logan Circle.

While throwing objects at his face, Mr Kohler says one of the attackers also yelled: “This is what a Trump America looks like, faggot!”

Following the beating he was treated in hospital for severe concussion, but later had to be readmitted after it flared back up.

Writing on Facebook he said the attack was entirely unprovoked, and that two of the suspects were wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ hats.

“I share this with you because I have grown so tired of hearing just how perfect and great Trump supporters are and have been,” he added.

“That they are above anything like what happened to us. They aren’t.”

Speaking to news reporters after the attack, Mr Kohler said he was “not okay” and no longer feels safe in his own neighbourhood. He added that it felt like his life had been taken from him.

The four men were also alleged to have punched his dog as well.

D.C Police have confirmed a hate crime investigation is underway.

Related topics: Donald Trump, Gay, hospital, President Trump, Punch, Trump, US, violence

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