A black protester was jostled and shoved by white Donald Trump supporters Tuesday at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, according to local news station WLKY.
Video published by the news station showed the black protestor, whom it did not identify, being confronted and pushed by white rally attendees until she left. The protester told WLKY on Tuesday night that she was doing well but trying to “process everything.”
Blogger and Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King later identified the protester as University of Louisville student Shiya Nwanguma. Nwanguma alleged in a Facebook video that the rally attendees called her “a nigger and a cunt.”
“I just got escorted out by the police,” she said in the video. “The people at the rally, they were pushing and shoving at me, cursing at me, yelling at me, called me every name in the book. They’re disgusting and dangerous.”
Matthew Heimbach, whom the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as “the face of a new generation of white nationalists,” wrote in a blog post that he was one of the men helping to “drive out” the protestor from the rally.
“Now there’s some viral footage of several heated moments in Louisville. One features yours truly helping the crowd drive out one of the women who had been pushing, shoving, barking, and screaming at the attendees for the better part of an hour,” he wrote at the Traditionalist Youth Network. “I’ll avoid any additional Trump events to ensure that I don’t become a distraction, but the entire point of the BLM’s tactics is to push people until they push back. It won’t be me next time, but White Americans are getting fed up and they’re learning that they must either push back or be pushed down.”
Watch footage of the incident below via WLKY: