A Donald Trump supporter grabbed a protester’s face at a Trump rally in Albany on Monday after the protester began booing in the crowd, according to videos captured by reporters.
Video shows a protester repeatedly booing a group of rally attendees holding Trump signs. One rally attendee then lunged toward the protester and pushed his face back twice. Other members of the crowd intervened, and the video appears to show security escorting the protester out of the event. The Albany Times Union captured video of the incident, as did a reporter for the Daily Gazette.
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The man who grabbed the face of the protester identified himself as Mike to NBC News. He said that “hell, yeah” he’s a Trump supporter, and said that he shoved the protester because he was “yelling in my face.”
“Hey, I’ll snatch anybody up if they yell in my face over anything,” he told NBC News. “I have my personal rights and my personal space. They’re gonna start yelling about some [expletive], I’ll snatch your [expletive] up. That’s all.”