Updated: Jul 1, 2020
"All I did was stop and take a picture and the next thing I’m getting five-six punches, getting kicked in the head."
Madison, WI - Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tim Carpenter was assaulted by a mob of angry protesters late Tuesday night after he tried to film them with his phone while on his way back to the Wisconsin State Capitol building. Carpenter shared an eleven second video on Twitter this morning that shows two people running up to him and grabbing his phone demanding that he delete his video.
“I don’t know what happened, all I did was stop and take a picture and the next thing I’m getting five-six punches, getting kicked in the head,” Carpenter told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The same group tore down a statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg, threw it into Lake Monona and knocked down the Lady Forward statue.
•Lady Forward statue image: Emily Hamer •Image of Sen. Carpenter kneeling by his car after the attack: Lawrence Andrea
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