LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Three protesters who allege they were assaulted at a Donald Trump rally in Louisville last month filed a lawsuit against the presidential front runner, alleging he “incited a riot” by repeatedly shouting for his supporters to “get ’em out.”
The demonstrators also named three Trump supporters as defendants, alleging they assaulted them, called them racial epithets and forcibly removed them from the Kentucky International Convention Center.
The lawsuit filed on behalf of the protesters by Louisville lawyer Dan Canon details a history of violent episodes at Trump’s rallies and alleges that Trump “has decided to break with American tradition and the rule of law by inciting his supporters to physically attack protesters at his rallies and campaign appearances.”
The protesters also filed police reports. No one has been criminally charged.
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