Girl, 15, Is Groped and Pepper Sprayed Outside Trump Event
A Wisconsin girl was pepper sprayed directly in the face outside a Trump rally on Tuesday after police say she was groped in the breast.
The 15-year-old Trump protester, identified by a witness as Alex, was first groped by a rally attendee, according to reports.
This ended with the blonde woman punching that man, then getting pepper spray thrown in her face (and on me). pic.twitter.com/0udt7kSn76— Molly Beck (@MollyBeck) March 29, 2016
"You f***ing touched me," Alex can be heard yelling in video from the Janesville incident. A voice in the crowd then responds, "I never touched her."
In the video, Alex is seen to throw a punch at a gray-haired man with whom she is arguing. A second man, this one younger and wearing a Make America Great Again hat, makes his way toward the arguing parties before reaching over the older man's shoulder and spraying the girl.
No photo of the punch, but here's a photo of the pepper spray. Woman received medical treatment, police said. pic.twitter.com/1EOyBbAWQz— Molly Beck (@MollyBeck) March 29, 2016
According to a police statement, a 19-year-old woman from Madison received second hand contact from the pepper spray.
Both teens received medical attention at local hospitals.
Police are now looking for two suspects, one for the sexual assault and one for the pepper spray.
Over 350 officers from 20 different agencies were assigned in traffic control, perimeter control, crowd control, and tactical support at the 1,000 attendee event held at a Holiday Inn Express.
Tuesday's controversy comes amid continued chaos at Donald Trump presidential rallies across the countries.
These controversies aren't relegated to protesters and supporters, either. On the same day as the Wisconsin protest, Donald Trump's campaign manager was formally charged with assaulting former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields.
The campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has denied any wrongdoing.