ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) – Police say they arrested five people at Donald Trump’s rally Monday night in Asheville, and as of publishing have warrants out for two more people.
Police plan to arrest Richard Campbell of Edisto Island, South Carolina for assault on a female.
That female is 69-year-old Shirley Teter.
She has protested her whole life, she said. Now, she adds Trump’s campaign to the list of things she’s protested against.
“Why did I get involved yesterday, at my age? Because I ran into another situation that was sickening my heart,” she said Tuesday afternoon, outside Cafe 64 in downtown Asheville.
Protesters met Trump supporters before the rally, and Teter was having fun.
“Whenever groups of them would start chanting ‘Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump!’ I would chant back, ‘Dump! Dump! Dump! Dump!’ It was kind of comical,” Teter said.
After the rally, Teter experienced something she had never seen in all of her protests. Peace teetered over into something else.
“I said, ‘You better learn to speak Russian,’ and I said, ‘The first two words are going to be ha ha.’ He stopped in his tracks, and he turned around and just cold-cocked me,” Teter said.
She was punched in the face.
She says she fell on her oxygen tank and has sore ribs, a sore jaw, and cut her elbow. She later went to the hospital and is thankful she did not break any bones.