By FOX. A New York City art gallery owner says he was viciously beaten in Manhattan by a large group of teens for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Jahangir “John” Turan, 42, says it happened Tuesday evening on Canal Street. He was wearing the MAGA hat that he had purchased earlier in the day at Trump Tower. . .
He says the group of about 15 “kids” yelled “F*** Trump” and stomped on him. One of them smashed his head into a scaffold. Turan says he suffered a fracture in his cheek and a badly swollen eye. He’s awaiting an eye specialist to determine if there is any permanent damage to his sight.
He held a Thursday afternoon news conference to demand that the NYPD find those responsible for the attack. (Read more from “Man Horrifically Beaten in NYC Over Trump Hat” HERE)
New York Man Says He Was Attacked by Group of Teens for Wearing MAGA Hat
By The Hill. A New York man claims he was attacked by a group of teenagers in Manhattan this week for wearing one of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats.
Jahangir “John” Turan, the owner of an art gallery, told Fox 5 New York that the incident occurred Tuesday afternoon on Canal Street.
Earlier in the day, he said he visited Trump Tower and purchased one of the signature red hats featuring Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan because “I think he’s doing a great job.” . . .
The “MAGA” hat, a symbol of Trump’s campaign, has sparked controversy since his 2016 election, and altercations involving the gear have drawn national attention before.
Two men in Maryland were charged with assault and robbery in April for allegedly attacking a man wearing the red cap. (Read more from “New York Man Says He Was Attacked by Group of Teens for Wearing MAGA Hat” HERE)