Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Over Violence at KY Rally

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 12:19 PM

The suit was filed Thursday on behalf of three protesters seen being pushed by mad crowd members at a March one Louisville rally.

Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Over Violence at KY Rally

Three people who claim they were attacked or subjected to racial slurs at a Donald Trump rally in KY are suing the candidate and his campaign, alleging he encourages an atmosphere of violence.

The suit was filed Thursday on behalf of three protesters seen being pushed by mad crowd members at a March one Louisville rally.

"Each time he said 'obtain them out,' Trump intended for his supporters to utilize unwanted, harmful physical violence to delete protesters," the suit reads.

Violence at Trump rallies, at minimum two of which involved audience members sucker punching protesters as they were being led away, have raised questions about whether the Republican front-runner'south speeches and tone are inciting supporters. Trump has denied that he condones violence.

The lawsuit filed Thursday was on behalf of Kashiya Nwanguma, a 21-year-old college student; Molly Shah, a 36-year-old activist; and Henry Brousseau, a 17-year-old high school student.

Nwanguma was seen in video posted online being pushed by members of the crowd. The suit claims some of them shouted racial slurs at her, and it also names as defendants two men who were allegedly the most aggressive in shoving Nwanguma.

The suit says one of the men who assaulted Nwanguma is a member grouping that's been called "white nationalist." Brosseau claims in the suit that he was punched by a member of that group, and Shah said she was shoved. Police reports were made but there have been number charges, according to the suit.

The lawsuit claims Trump incited physical violence against the three protesters by repeating "get 'em out of here" and that he should've known audience members could act on his statement. The suit cites previous statements Trump has made about paying the valid bills of supporters or suggesting a demonstrator deserved to be "roughed up."

The Trump campaign didn't immediately reply to a request for comment on the suit. The two Trump audience members named in the suit couldn't be reached for comment Thursday night. One of those seen in the video and named in the suit has apologized, according to NBC affiliate WLWT.

The suit doesn't title a dollar amount.

The lawsuit was filed days after Trump'south campaign manager, Corey Lewnadowski, was charged by FL police with battery for allegedly grabbing former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields.

Lewandowski was charged with misdemeanor battery. His attorneys declare he's innocent, and Trump on Tuesday defended him.

After a 78-year-old man sucker punched a protester being led out of a rally Fayetteville, N Carolina, the sheriff'south dept considered whether a law against inciting a revolt could apply. The Cumberland County Sheriff'south Office found the evidence didn't support a charge.

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