Here Is What Happened to a Kid For Holding Anti-Trump Views


Showing support takes extreme forms sometimes and so does showing hatred. 

How the Trump Hat Became an Icon?
21st April saw a tweet which had a video of two anti-Trump suspects attempting assault, going viral. The foundation for the assault was the sheer dissension and opposition to the “Make America Great Again” campaign (also called MAGA) that was going on in favour of then President Donald Trump. Usually during these campaigns, merchandise with slogans, like the MAGA hat, are worn to show support and allegiance to a certain view and policy orientation.
From the very beginning of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign the red MAGA hat was a renowned item of propaganda and represented a slogan rather than a logo or a name. Frequently worn by the former President himself, these hats are still produced and sold and are deemed to be part of a larger show. However, the definition and ideals that the rosy hat stands to symbolise have evolved recently into what is referred to as “Trumpism” or a belief in white supremacy and iconography of white cultural defence. Naturally masses against this stance showcase their defiance but, in this case, it crossed a line. 

About the Incident
The incident in question took place in the parking lot of the Chase Centre in Wilmington after the Democratic National Convention. In the video that went viral on social media with over 5.4 million views, two 21- year-olds are seen assaulting and abusing a participating family. Camryn Amy and Olivia Winslow are seen stealing a MAGA hat from a seven-year-old boy and throwing punches and cursing in front of the child. Even after a warning about being on tape, the two seemed to be unabashed.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and views and are allowed to vocalise it but any denigrations or abuse in the name of expressing such views are not to be tolerated. Both the suspects are to face 15 years of prison sentence with a slew of charges on top. 
They are to be judged on charges of second-degree robbery, endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree conspiracy, attempted third-degree assault, offensive touching and felony hate crimes and third-degree assault by a jury of their Delaware peers. 
A possible reason behind the video amassing so much hate on social media could be that the assaulters were cursing at an innocent boy, with the seven-year-old running behind them to ask for his hat back.  

Their response to the mother and her boy was saying that they didn’t “give a f—” about destroyed signage or the MAGA hat.
“Violence in any form is unacceptable, but harming another person — let alone a child — because of the expression of their views betrays the principles on which our country was founded,” a spokesperson for Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings told Fox News.

Written by - Diya Bhattacharya
Edited by - Gunika Manchanda

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