On Monday, 30 black students – attending and paying tuition at Valdosta College, the site of Trump’s rally – were forcibly removed from a Donald Trump rally, simply for being black and appearing threatening.
This came after an event earlier in the day at Radford Virginia in which Black Lives Matter demonstrators were removed and a journalist was assaulted by the Secret Service.
It has been consistently noted since the beginning of Trump’s campaign that white supremacists are openly energized by Trump’s rhetoric, which is strikingly similar to their own, they have now progressed to openly engaging in violence against peaceful demonstrators seeking to stand in solidarity against intolerance.
As Trump railed on with his well-documented soundbites, several groups of black protesters peacefully holding signs began getting harassed by the white Trump supporters surrounding them.
Heimbach, who founded the White Supremacist Traditionalist Worker Party, can be seen next to and harassing a peaceful protester as she gets assaulted by various others.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) March 2, 2016
Heimbach has quickly become one of the newest faces of contemporary white supremacy and Neo-Nazism in America, and was recently banned from entering the United Kingdom because of his hate-speech.
As she begins being violently assaulted, nobody in the crowd offers any voice of reason, protection, or any basic instinct of humanity. The police and secret service proceed to do nothing.
“I was called a n—– and a c–t and got kicked out,” said Shiya Nwanguma, a respected student at the University of Louisville to a local interviewerin a video posted on Facebook.
“They were pushing and shoving at me, cursing at me, yelling at me, called me every name in the book. They were disgusting and dangerous.”
Another demonstrator, Molly Shah, watched as Heimbach tried to recruit other attendees.
“I watched him for hours recruit Trump supporters with five of his buddies,” said Shah. “They later attacked the group I was with. The Neo-Nazis threw punches and kicked us. I am still awake now because my body is sore.”
Chanelle Helm, a well known activist who attended the rally, said in an interview with the NY Daily News that she and others were spat on and repeatedly denigrated throughout the rally by Trump supporters.
“In my entire life I had never had anyone look at me with such hate. It was like the videos and photos we’ve seen from the Little Rock 9 and other school integration moments from the 1950s and 60s where the fury was palpable in the eyes of the white women,” said Helm.
She went on, “We were there alongside them for hours and hours waiting for the rally to begin. They would regularly bump into us on purpose, step on our shoes, accidentally wave signs that smacked us in the face. We actually heard them talking about us for hours. It was eery.”
The Traditionalist Youth Party’s Twitter boasted stealing and destroying signs from protesters after the rally.