In the midst of the recent failed takeover of Capitol Hill by Trump supporters, a Black female security guard (known as Ashanti S.) would be fired and (unfortunately) charged for punching a female Trump supporter (who is currently unnamed) in self-defense.
Footage of the event can be seen below...
After Ashanti's unfortunate firing & charging, she has since setup a GoFundMe in order to collect money for her legal fees.
The description of her GoFundMe reads off as:
“Hello. My name is Ashanti. I am a 28-year-old Black woman who lives in the DMV AREA. I recently was assaulted, attacked and harassed by a group of Trump supporters on Black Lives Matter Plaza in DC on January 5th, 2021. A video has surfaced where I was surrounded by a group of Trump extremists, and I honestly feared for my life. The video makes me look like I am the aggressor, but it does not show what happened prior to my defending myself. People shoved me, tried to take my phone and keys, yelled racial epithets at me, and tried to remove my mask. I asked them to social distance and stay out of my personal space due to COVID. They refused, and I was afraid of being hurt and harmed. After being assaulted, I defended myself. I am now facing criminal charges. I have also been relieved from my employment pending an investigation, which places me in a hardship. I am asking for support and help with funds for my legal fees and to maintain the essential things that I need to survive during this time. Any amount of help is truly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.” -Ashanti S.
You can also make a contribution to Ashanti's GoFundMe here.