A Trump supporter declared that he still does not feel safe after speaking out about an attack he suffered from anti-Trump protesters.
Valentin Muntyan spoke out about his attack from anti-Trump protesters after driving through one of their protests-turned-riot in Portland, Ore. Nov.10, reports KGW.com.
Demonstrators tagged buildings, smashed windows with baseball bats and knocked out power during a night of riots in Portland.
Muntyan maintained that he drove through the protest in his jeep with his brother and nephew. Protesters smashed his windshield and ripped the flags off of his car after he told them he supported President-elect Donald Trump.
“I was fearful for my life,” he said. As he drove through the protest, demonstrators asked him who he voted for after seeing the American flags flying from his car.
“I told them I support U.S. elections results and I support Trump,” Muntyan said.”They surrounded us and started ripping off the flag.They smashed the windshield with a bat.”
Protesters can be seen in the video hitting Muntyan’s car with a baseball bat and a skateboard.
Some protesters asked why Muntyan drove by in his car, saying that it seemed like he was trying to provoke them.
Muntyan maintained that they were just driving by.
Police arrested 20-year-old Gavin Hotchkiss in Milwaukie, Ore. in connection with vandalizing Muntyan’s jeep. Detectives gathered information demonstrating that Hotchkiss participated in defacing the Jeep.
Muntayan said that as an immigrant from Ukraine, he loves the United States and is proud to be a citizen. The attack left him and his family fearful though.
“My family is still in shock about what happened and we feel not safe,” he said.
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