It’s not long ago when two men in their 20s were arrested for harassing, robbing, and assaulting a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. The incident was reported in April this year. This American politics slogan popularized by Donald Trump in his 2016’s election campaign had turned out to be a disaster for many when they wore a hat with MAGA written on it. Now, again, a man from New York City came up with the allegations of an assault due to the ‘MAGA’ hat he was wearing at that time.
The Brutal Incident
Art gallery owner from NYC named Jahangir Turan told officials that on Tuesday he was attacked by some teenagers numbered around 15 to 18. The 42-year-old man was reportedly in SoHo around 6:30 p.m. when the attackers struck him in his head from behind, ABC 7 in New York stated. Reports also suggested that he denied receiving any medical attention.
The Teenagers Yelled ‘Trump’ Before Attacking Turan
Turan stated that before attacking him, the alleged assaulters yelled “(expletive) Trump.” At the news conference on Thursday, he came in front with the same ‘MAGA’ hat. The brutality of suspects was visible with bruises and swelling on his face.
He explained the incident as “One girl flipped my hat, and within five to eight seconds, I got pushed from the back of my face, and my face hit the scaffolding pole. I got startled. I walked away,”.
No Arrest Is Made Yet
He reported that he called police but disappointed as no arrest is made yet. He said, “It’s kind of ridiculous to get beat up like this for wearing a hat.”
The Victim Don’t Want To Don The ‘MAGA’ Hat Anymore
Like many Turan purchased the ‘MAGA’ hat from Trump Tower that day but now doesn’t wants to do it anymore. After the incident, he thinks that “it’s dangerous to wear a hat like this in New York City.”
Other Incidents That Suggested Wearing ‘MAGA’ Hat In Public Is Not Safe
Apart from these two incidents that are proclaiming that wearing a MAGA hat in public is unsafe, there are other controversies too that were reported in the US.
Talking about the April incident, then the accused were arrested when they were trying to hide among the kids who were playing basketball. In the same month, a California woman called the elderly man wearing a MAGA hat “Nazi scum” and “yelled at him about how it was not okay to hate brown people,” at Starbucks cafe, as per the deleted social media post she made about the incident. The post is deleted since then only.
In February, we encountered with a report of a woman getting arrested when she knocked off a man’s MAGA hat. The alleged incident is of a Mexican restaurant in Massachusetts. She was then arrested for multiple charges, and later ICE took her into custody.