Daily Mail reports:
Four people have been charged in the videotaped beating of a man as bystanders yelled ‘Don’t vote Trump’, Chicago police say.
Julian Christian, 26, along with 21-year-old Rajane Lewis, 20-year-old Dejuan Collins and a 17-year-old girl who wasn’t identified were each charged with vehicular hijacking in the November 9 incident, authorities say.
Christian is from Broadview, Illinois, and Lewis and Collins are from Chicago.
The attack happened in the 1100 block of South Kedzie Avenue, ABC30 reports.
David Wilcox, 49, says he was attacked after another car scraped his. He says he was beaten after parking and asking the other driver if they had insurance.
He told the Chicago Tribune: ‘The car pulled up next to me, we side-swiped each other, but they hit my car. I put the car in park, the light was red, I got out of the car.
‘One of the guys – African-American at the bus stop – said “Yeah, that’s one of those white boy Trump supporters.”
‘And I said “What does that have to do with this accident? I just want to exchange insurance.”
‘And then, the next thing I know, the guy said “Don’t worry about it, we’re gonna beat his ass.”
‘And then punches were thrown and the next thing I know, I had five people on me, and I fell to the ground, I was kicked in the head, they were in my car, stealing all my stuff.
‘I tried to go to the car, I got hit some more, I tried to get into a defensive stance to try to ward them off a little bit, hold them back, and then another guy said “Get the car! Get the car!”‘
Someone drove off with Wilcox’s car during the attack on Chicago’s West Side – and Wilcox hung on for approximately one mile, ABC 30 reported.
Wilcox acknowledges he supports President-elect Donald Trump, but says he told no one in the crowd that.
He told the Chicago Tribune: ‘[Trump] might not speak perfectly politically correct, but he’s the best man for the job. He’s the one that’s going to bring back jobs, the trade, get the people that are here illegally out.’
A witness has claimed that prior to the attack Wilcox used a racial slur, which Wilcox denies, ABC30 reports.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether those charged have attorneys.