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Alas, then things started going down hill. The New Orleans police denied ever saying anything like that. And now the actual police report has come out which not only contains no evidence of any partisan political intent but actually says that the assailants yelled misogynistic and homophobic epithets at the victims while the attack was taking place.

There's no proof the assailants weren't anti-GOP protestors. There were protestors outside the GOP event the two had been attending, though most had apparently left by that point. And it's possible that some of them circled back to attack attendees. But this one looks like there's not much evidence if any that politics played a role in this one.

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