Saturday’s footage from a Republican campaign event in Arizona appeared to show U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters helping to subdue a guy wearing a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt.
According to the Green Valley News, the meet-and-greet event with GOP candidates took place at the Continental Shopping Plaza in Green Valley, approximately 30 miles south of Tucson.
Peter Jackson, a Democrat, attended the event wearing a T-shirt that read “Black Lives Matter More Than White Feelings, Check Your Privilege” and a button that read “Fully Vaccinated.”
Jackson was also wearing a N95 face mask and a “Jail Trump” hat.
According to Dan Shearer, editor of Green Valley News, the 73-year-old was asked to leave the gathering but did not comply.
In an internet video, a woman is seen instructing Jackson to put down his GoPro camera. The attacker then attempted to steal the camera from the victim by grabbing, pushing, or punching him, or some combination thereof.
According to Shearer, she “balled up her fist and delivered a right hook that snapped Jackson’s head back.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Jackson countered with a punch or push, although Shearer claimed he did not hit her and it was “clearly a move to protect himself.”
That’s when Masters, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, and others stepped in and grabbed Jackson and forced him to the ground.
In the video, a man can be heard telling Jackson, “You can’t hit a woman. What the hell.”