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Aspiring male GOP senator from Rhode Island ‘SLAPS’ female rival during Roe v. Wade protest

Aspiring GOP state senator from Rhode Island is suspended from his job as cop after ‘PUNCHING’ female Democrat rival during Roe v. Wade conflict exterior Providence capitol: Protests rage throughout US

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A professional-choice advocate and Rhode Island Senate candidate has accused her rival of slapping her during a Roe v. Wade protest.

Video shared on Twitter exhibits the surprising second Republican cop Jeann Lugo allegedly struck Rhode Island Political Cooperative Chairwoman Jennifer Rourke within the face twice on Friday evening.

Rourke, a Democrat, claims Lugo ‘violently attacked’ her after she spoke out at a Roe v. Wade rally in Providence. Lugo was off-duty on the time of the alleged incident.

‘This is what it’s to be a black girl working for office. I will not quit,’ she wrote. 

An off-duty officer’s habits on the rally is underneath investigation, Providence police have confirmed. The division stated the officer was positioned on paid administrated Saturday morning pending a legal investigation and administrative evaluate. 

Police didn’t disclose the title of the arrested officer however stated the person has served with the division for 3 years. Lugo joined the pressure in 2019, based on the division’s 69th coaching academy graduation booklet.

Rhode Island Political Cooperative Chairwoman Jennifer Rourke has accused her opponent in the state Senate District 29 race, Providence cop Jeann Lugo, of punching her twice during a protest outside the statehouse Friday night

Rhode Island Political Cooperative Chairwoman Jennifer Rourke has accused her opponent within the state Senate District 29 race, Providence cop Jeann Lugo, of punching her twice during a protest exterior the statehouse Friday evening

Hundreds of protesters assembled exterior the Rhode Island Statehouse in Providence Friday in wake of the Supreme Court’s resolution to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion within the U.S.

While a lot of the protest befell with out incident, native information retailers allege battle ensued after a gaggle of counter-protesters entered the world.

Rourke claimed her challenger within the state Senate District 29 race, which is Lugo, punched her within the face at the very least twice as soon as chaos broke out. She reportedly filed a police report and is trying to press fees.

The off-duty cop didn’t deny the assault allegation however did declare Rourke had turn out to be bodily with him. She denied Lugo’s accusation.

‘I’m not going to disclaim,’ Lugo informed The Providence Journal on Saturday. ‘It was very chaotic, so I am unable to actually inform you proper now. Everything occurred very quick.’

‘To me, this seems like an act of political violence much like the acts of violence that we have now seen throughout the U.S.,’ Rourke hit again. ‘I’m a black girl working for office. There was no want, no want for any of this. I’m not going to surrender.’

Neither Rourke nor Lugo instantly responded to DailyMail.com’s request for remark. 

The alleged assault got here amid an evening of chaos-filled protests throughout the nation.

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