In yet another example of anti-Trump violence, a man was beaten outside a bar in Kettering, Ohio, leaving him with a fractured eye socket.
Lee Arron Jackson says he was leaving Elsa’s Sports Grill with his friend and girlfriend when the mob of 12 individuals became rowdy and began loudly “complaining about President Donald Trump,” according to WHIO.
Jackson’s friend told the group to “simmer down” and was followed outside by three men from the mob.
“It was just casually. No bad tone. He was just joking with them in a sense. Just trying to pass through,” said Jackson, adding that his friend was then punched in the back of the neck.
Jackson tried to intervene, but was quickly attacked by the mob, some of whom began filming the assault on their cell phones.
“We got swarmed,” Jackson said. “I had six strangers beating me up … I remember feeling something break in my face … I remember asking them why they were doing this.”
“Four or five of the guys got me strapped across my girlfriend’s car hood and so they had me held down on the car hood while the biggest one just punched me in the face repeatedly,” he added.
Jackson says he is planning to press charges as soon as the culprits are identified. He has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for his medical costs, which may require him to get plastic surgery.
Footage of the incident released by the Kettering Police Department shows a large African-American man appearing to throw a punch towards Jackson as another individual laughs hysterically.