Couple Viciously Beaten Over Their Pro-Trump Flag in Oklahoma City
Witnesses say the fight was a politically motivated attack
A man and his girlfriend, who were driving with their pro-Trump flag on their truck, were viciously beaten in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, according to police.
The incident occurred on Monday in the Bricktown area.
Witnesses say the fight was politically motivated and began when the couple arrived at a gas station sporting a large "Trump 2020" flag on their truck's tailgate, according to KOCO-TV.
Sgt. Megan Morgan of the Oklahoma City Police Department said:
"The victim stated he and some other people pulled up to a gas pump."
There were numerous motorcycle riders at the gas pumps, the report adds.
"That's when a verbal altercation ensued between the victim and the suspect," she said.
The flag was torn down from the truck as a fight ensued.
"A full altercation ensued where a victim and a second victim got injured," Morgan said.
The couple was beaten so badly they were bleeding from their nose, mouth, and both eyes, police said.
Friends of the couple said on Facebook that they had to receive staples in their heads over their injuries, KOCO reported.
But motorcycle riders at the scene were uncooperative, police said.
Law enforcement added that the motorcycle riders offered "the usual anti-police rhetoric."
There was also no exterior security cameras at the station to help identify the attackers.
Police have asked for the public's help in obtaining information on the attackers.
This isn't the first time Trump supporters have been the victim of violence.
Last month, a 12-year-old boy was assaulted by an adult woman for carrying a sign supporting President Donald Trump.
The woman reportedly told the boy, "you want something to look at?" before punching him, according to Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Aulabaugh.
In July, a Black conservative journalist and Trump supporters was stabbed during a Portland protest.
In August, two female supporters of Joe Biden were charged in connection with a viral video allegedly showing them attacking a 7-year-old President Donald Trump fan and stealing his MAGA hat.