The night time earlier than Donald Trump supporters began a riot whereas storming the U.S Capitol final week, a Black safety guard says she punched a White Trump supporter in self-defense. Primarily based on that incident, she mentioned she has been fired from her safety job and faces felony prices.
In accordance with Atlanta Black Star, Washington, D.C. resident Ashanti Smith, 28, is seen in a viral video clip punching the white lady, who was recognized as Therese Duke. Duke’s 18-year-old daughter then took to social media to publicly disgrace her mom
Smith began a GoFundMe marketing campaign to lift $85,000 for her authorized protection. She has, up to now, raised over $120,000.
“Greetings, My identify is Ashanti Smith; I’m a 28-year-old African American lady who lives within the Washington DC metropolitan space. I not too long ago was assaulted, attacked and harassed by a gaggle of Trump supporters on Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DC on January fifth, 2021. A video has surfaced the place I used to be surrounded by a gaggle of Trump extremists, and I truthfully feared for my life. The video makes me appear like I’m the aggressor, however it doesn’t present what occurred previous to my defending myself. Individuals shoved me, tried to take my cellphone and keys, yelled racial epithets at me, and tried to take away my masks. I requested them to social distance and keep out of my private house on account of COVID 19. They refused, and I used to be afraid of being damage and harmed. After being assaulted, I defended myself. I’m now dealing with felony prices together with being relieved from my employment pending an investigation. Which locations me in a hardship state of affairs in the intervening time. I’m asking for assist and assist with funds for my authorized charges and to take care of the important issues that I must survive throughout this time. Any quantity of assist is really appreciated.”
ON THE CODE SHE DID WHAT SHE HAD TO DO🤣🤣 MINK MINK
— ⁶Kid (@deep_dab) January 6, 2021