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VIDEO: Woman Beaten For Saying She Supports President Trump

A woman told police she was assaulted for her political views in the nation's capital.

Washington, DC – Police have released surveillance footage in an attempt to identify two woman who allegedly assaulted another woman when she told them she was a supporter of President Donald Trump (video below).

Police have called the attack a “suspected hate crime,” according to WTTG.

The attack occurred at approximately 1 a.m. on March 16, when the 29-year-old woman overheard the two assailants and their male companion having a political conversation inside the close quarters of the Surfside Restaurant, The Washington Post reported.

According to police, the woman, identified only as “Maricela,” interjected herself into their conversation, and expressed her own political views, WTTG reported.

“I support Donald Trump,” she told the women.

“I stood by my views, then they called me a racist, and then they started attacking me,” Maricela recounted to WTTG.

The video showed one of the women as she lunged towards a person who seemed to be recording her with a cell phone. The attacker appeared to have struck the person behind the camera in the head or upper body.

Maricela said that both women assaulted her, while the man they were with tried to stop them.

She took herself to the hospital in Bethesda following the attack, she said.

“After it happened, I got a bruised right eye," Maricela told WTTG. "My blood vessels inside my eye burst. I got a fractured finger, a bruised knee, and minor bruises all over my body.”

Police released the surveillance video in an attempt to identify the “persons of interest” who allegedly assaulted Maricela, The Washington Post reported.

According to WTTG, both women are wanted for felony assault.

A reward of $1,000 has also been offered, according to FOX News.

Watch footage from the attack in the video below:

I would agree that interjecting yourself into someone else's conversation is inappropriate and in poor judgment...but not against the law. However, a two on one felonious assault is another matter especially when someone is hurt. Your statement "im sorry you got hurt but you deserved that---if you support donald trump", would seem to indicate that you're not really sorry. Over 45% of the country voted for Trump as over 45% voted for Clinton. It is as wrong for you to rationalize that it's OK to hurt 45% of the people in this country for supporting Trump as it would be to rationalize hurting 45% of the country for supporting Clinton. Just wrong.

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@JBo
She was saying if you support trump, that's okay, because everyone has their own views.

I will comment on what you have said. IT IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG TO HURT ANYONE. PERIOD.! AND I HAVE MADE THAT COMMENT CLEAR! when you are talking about 45% this or that, that is a comment you have made I NEVER SAID THAT! maybe you ought to actually read what i wrote---there was no %%%%% in my message GOD BLESS YOU

everyone has their own views---for that woman that beat up, unfortunately, i do believe that she deserved that--hadnt she interfered, she would have not received a beating--i hope she will be ok---GOD BLESS HER---i hope she will be all right

I commented on what you wrote. You wrote, "im sorry you got hurt but you deserved that", and my response is that she did not deserve that. If that's not what you meant, you shouldn't have doubled down in your later post when you said, "unfortunately, i do believe that she deserved that". Again...no, she didn't. She used poor judgment and acted stupidly but she didn't deserve a beating. You can't use violence to settle a verbal argument.

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violence is wrong, no matter how you put it

Dear Prophetess anna. Its is rude to interject into someone discussion but that is all rude. The two women could have just snubbed her and not acknowledged her. Do you answer a person who is crazy in the street? Nope but you don't hit them either.

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