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Anti-Israel protester hits Milwaukee police officer of Palestinian descent

“Striking a police officer is never acceptable,” said a spokesman for Sen. Tammy Baldwin, whose event the activists targeted.

Police car lights. Credit: tevenet/Pixabay.
Police car lights. Credit: tevenet/Pixabay.

One of about 20 anti-Israel activists who protested a fundraiser held on Sunday by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) punched a Milwaukee police officer.

The protester, a woman, asked the officer about his ethnicity. When he revealed that he had a Palestinian background, she struck him and told him that he was on the wrong side, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

It wasn’t known if the assailant was arrested at the Sunday event. The paper reported that the officer was hurt but not seriously.

“Striking a police officer is never acceptable,” stated Andrew Mamo, a spokesman for the senator.

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