After a tumultuous previous couple of days with Trump and Trump-adjacent supporters storming the Capitol constructing, destroying public property and inflicting quite a few fatalities, it has simply been revealed that on the identical day, a Black lady in L.A. was violently attacked by Trump supporters as they had been holding a rally.
According to Buzzfeed News, 25-year-old Berlinda Nibo was strolling previous a “Stop the Steal” Trump rally proper exterior of L.A. City Hall when a gaggle of white rally-goers started harassing her, calling her the n-word, and finally following her as she walked away. Eventually, over 30 Trump supporters had surrounded her and after one falsely claimed that she assaulted somebody, they started hitting her, ripped off her wig, and pepper sprayed her within the face.
“”I thought I was going to die,” she informed BuzzFeed News. “If I didn’t stand up for myself, this group of people were going to beat me to death. I kept telling myself, ‘Don’t fall down because you’ll get stampeded.'”
There was even a degree the place a person got here from behind Nibo and grabbed her saying, “I got you, calm down, these people are going to try to kill you.” Nibo went together with it on the time as a result of she was blinded from the pepper spray, however she mentioned that it was a traumatizing expertise.
“It did not help me,” she mentioned. “It would’ve helped me more if he had made way for me to move out of there completely.”
Eventually, two different bystanders ran to Nibo’s assist and informed the person that they knew her so he would let go. They would then stroll her over to the place the LAPD had been standing. However, Raquel Natalicchio, one of many individuals who helped Nibo, mentioned that this all occurred whereas LAPD officers appeared on.
“The police were there the entire time and didn’t move an inch,” she mentioned.
After having her eyes washed, Nibo filed a residents arrest report and went dwelling, nonetheless drenched within the spray.
“My family and I are seeking privacy at this moment, so I can get some healing and also safety because now I’m even more worried with everything that happened at the US Capitol,” she mentioned.
Nibo’s traumatizing ordeal caps off every week rife with racism and poignant hypocrisy, one thing this nation has toiled with for a lot too lengthy.