Senator Rand Paul thanked DC cops for saving him from a “crazed mob” of over 100 people trying to attack him, as protesters harassed and allegedly assaulted, elderly people leaving the Republican National Convention.
Rand Paul attacked by a mob after DNC
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was confronted by an angry mob that tried to attack him following the Republican National Convention on Thursday evening, several videos posted to social media show.
Paul tweeted: “Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.”
Senator Paul described the “horrific” incident involving a growing “unhinged” mob to “Fox & Friends.”
“They’re attempting to push the police over to get to me, so at one point they push a policeman backwards, he stumbles and he’s trying to catch his balance and I catch the back of his flak jacket to stabilize him to make sure he’s OK because he’s our defense,” Paul said. “If he’s down, the mob’s loose on us.”
“I truly believe this with every fiber of my being, had they gotten at us they would have gotten us to the ground, we might not have been killed, might just have been injured by being kicked in the head, or kicked in the stomach until we were senseless,” Paul continued.
“You’ve seen the pictures of what they do to you. If the police are not there, if you defund the police, if we become Portland, if America becomes Portland, what’s going to happen is people are going to be pummeled and kicked in the head and left senseless on the curb.”
“That would have happened to us, I promise you, had we not had the D.C. Police to support us, we are thankful we have police, and we’ve got to wake up,” Paul added. “We can’t have the whole country, we can’t have Joe Biden rule the country and have no police. I mean, we can’t walk down the street in D.C. safely now. That’s how bad it is.”
Mob harasses and allegedly assaults the elderly, brawl with police
It wasn’t only Senator Rand Paul that had to deal with formally “peaceful” protesters who grew into an angry mob following the Republican national convention on Thursday evening.
Videos were posted on social media appearing to DC police clashing with protesters who three bottles at police throughout the city streets, Fox reported. A brawl ensued in which punches were thrown between protesters and police.
Police were harassed when trying to make arrests and were forced to pepper spray some protesters.
Elderly harassed and allegedly assaulted
Pictures and video posted to social media show protesters harassing the elderly, while reports have emerged that some elderly people were assaulted by the angry mob.
One image showed a protester running up on a calm elderly couple in a crosswalk and extending to middle fingers in front of their faces. Another video showed a large crowd following an elderly couple, the woman was wearing pro-Trump clothing. Protesters can be seen in the video harassing and allegedly assaulting the man, Daily Wire reported.
A man with a bullhorn got in the man’s face while yelling, “get the f— out!” A woman ran up and rammed the man with the bullhorn into the elderly man. And the woman later appeared to hit the elderly man in the back of the head, followed by people who threw liquid on him, as he later appeared to be thrown on the ground.