A supporter of Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was arrested over the weekend for shoving a megaphone into the face of one of her opponents.
Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai, running as an independent, was using a megaphone outside the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, when the attack happened.
“The megaphone is a symbol of free speech and here this guy is shoving it into the face of a dark guy talking about race,” Ayyadurai said. “It almost shattered my left front tooth.”
Ayyadurai described Warren’s supporter, who has yet to be identified, as a “racist guy” who “committed a hate crime.”
The man was immediately taken into custody by law enforcement at the event.
“Fortunately the police were here and they took him away,” Ayyadurai said. “He was carried away in cuffs and taken in for assault and battery and disorderly conduct.”
After the attack, Ayyadurai took to Twitter, where he said: “I will take a punch in the face ANY DAY for America & Free Speech. We will have another ANTI-RACIST Rally against the scumbag #FakeIndian @SenWarren and her White Supremacist THUGS. JOIN US. Declare Your Independence!”