Fears of racially motivated attacks by white supremacist supporters of President Donald Trump after this week's deadly insurrection in Washington, D.C. were realized as a MAGA mob viciously attacked a Black woman and other people of color in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon.
Defying record-setting Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths, scores of largely maskless Trump loyalists took to the streets in the middle of the nation's second-largest city to protest a lie—that the 2020 presidential election was "stolen" from the president.
Berlinda Nibo, a 25-year-old downtown resident, was walking in her neighborhood when she came upon the "Stop the Steal" demonstration. Nibo told KCAL that some of the Trumpists then began harassing her and then physically attacked her.
"They're yelling at me because of my color," she said, "calling me the N-word calling me the B-word, saying, 'All lives matter, Black lives doesn't matter.'"
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