RNC guests harassed, assaulted while leaving White House

One older man who was outside the White House to watch the fireworks display was sucker punched in the head and fell to the ground, according to reporters.

Screenshot from video captured by Brendan Gutenschwager.

Black Lives Matter agitators harassed and assaulted guests as they left the White House Thursday night at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention.

Reporters on the ground captured video of the agitators screaming profanities at guests as they exited the White House grounds.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and his wife were followed by a large mob of protesters while they walked back to their hotel. At one point, a police officer escorting the couple was shoved into Paul.

“Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to DC Police Department for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob,” Paul wrote on Twitter shortly after the incident.

Another couple had a similar experience, video shows.

One older man who was outside the White House to watch the fireworks display was sucker punched in the head and fell to the ground, according to reporters. Another video shows the man’s face bleeding after his head was shoved into a megaphone.

 

During his acceptance speech on the White House lawn, President Donald Trump hammered his opponent for failing to condemn “mob rule.”

“When there is police misconduct, the justice system must hold wrongdoers fully and completely accountable, and it will. But what we can never have in America – and must never allow – is mob rule. In the strongest possible terms, the Republican Party condemns the rioting, looting, arson and violence we have seen in Democrat-run cities like Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago, and New York,” said the president.

“During their convention, Joe Biden and his supporters remained completely silent about the rioters and criminals spreading mayhem in Democrat-run Cities,” he added. “In the face of left-wing anarchy and mayhem in Minneapolis, Chicago, and other cities, Joe Biden’s campaign did not condemn it – they donated to it.”