Minneapolis Police Finally Make Assault Arrest in the Wake of Violent Protests Outside Trump Rally

Minneapolis Police have finally made an assault arrest in the wake the violent protest outside of President Trump’s rally in downtown Minneapolis two weeks ago.

A man seen on video punching a 22-year-old Trump supporter in the mouth was arrested Monday on a felony charge, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Dwight P. Lewis, 31, of Richfield, was charged Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court with third-degree assault. Lewis remains jailed in lieu of $40,000 bail ahead of a court appearance Thursday. Court records do not list an attorney for him.

As American Greatness Greatness pointed out over a week ago, multiple videos have appeared online showing unprovoked assaults on Trump supporters, giving law enforcement a road map with which to track down the assailants. Until this week, there had been no arrests for the assaults.

Hundreds of leftists—including a Minnesota state rep—gathered outside of the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis on Oct. 10 to scream profanities at the president’s supporters and tell them to go home.

After the rally, the “protest” descended into chaos as the antifa mob assaulted Trump supporters, clashed with police, and burned “Make America Great Again” hats.According to Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, some of the “aggressive individuals” also threw bottles of urine at the police and assaulted their horses with sticks.

The victim reportedly sustained injuries that required stitches,

A man went to police the day after the rally and said he was punched in the mouth outside Target Center following the event. His injuries required multiple stitches. A separate police report described the 22-year-old victim as just leaving the rally when a shirtless man attacked him.

Police were able to locate video of the assault online and used other media video from the protest to identify Lewis as the attacker, the Star-Tribune reported.

Lewis, who has an extensive criminal history, surrendered to police on Monday, admitting that he punched the man, according to authorities.

He has an extensive criminal history in Minnesota that includes four convictions for disorderly conduct, two for assault and once each for property damage and making terroristic threats.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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