Posted on November 14, 2016

Anti-Bullying Advocate Charged with Assault After NYC Anti-Trump Protest Arrest

Fox News, November 11, 2016

A 23-year-old woman who became an outspoken anti-bullying advocate after a brutal beating in high school is facing assault charges after cops say she shoved a 74-year-old man to the ground during a second night of anti-Trump protests in New York City.

Cops say Clinton supporter Shacara McLaurin, who had once auditioned for “American Idol,” and the man got into a heated dispute about who should have won the election that boiled over as demonstrators gathered outside President-elect Donald Trump’s skyscraper in midtown Manhattan Thursday night.

Shacara McLaurin

Shacara McLaurin

“She was yelling ‘Black lives matter’ and he started yelling ‘All lives matter’ and it went from there,” a police source told the Daily News.

Cops said the victim suffered a cut to his head after he was knocked to the ground and complained of severe pain, according to the New York Post. {snip}

McLaurin, of Brooklyn, was charged with two counts of assault, a felon and a misdemeanor, the paper reported.