A pro-Trump immigrant from West Africa was pummeled and knocked to the ground over the weekend for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, Maryland police said.
Montgomery County police on Monday announced two arrests in connection with the alleged politically-motivated beat-down.
Atsu Nable told FOX5 DC that he was the one in the MAGA hat.
“They said, ‘No, the hat,’ and they started punching me on my head.” Nable told the station he was proud to wear the hat as a long-time supporter of President Trump.
Police said in a news release Nable initially tried to walk away from the two men.
When they approached him, he reportedly said he was wearing the MAGA hat because “He was entitled to his own views.” The two men then began striking Nable and telling him to take the hat off, the news release says.
“The suspects then removed property from the victim, and destroyed items of value.” Nable told FOX5 his assailants also destroyed his headphones and tried to steal his cellphone.