A man claimed he was attacked by a group of teenagers in Lower Manhattan because he was wearing a MAGA hat, according to reports.
Jahangir Turan, 42, told CBS New York he was walking on Canal Street near Greene Street shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday while wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat when he was roughed up by more than a dozen teens, who cursed at him as they confronted him.
The kids shouted “F–k Trump” during the attack, according to Fox 5 NY.
Turan, who bought the hat earlier that day, said he suffered a broken cheekbone and a black eye.
“I love President Trump. I think he’s doing a great job,” the alleged victim told Fox. “It’s sad to get beat up for wearing this hat. This is America.”
Police confirmed Turan filed a police report but only said he was attacked by a man who punched him in the head and fled. He did not provide details about any statement the suspect may have made, nor that he was wearing a MAGA hat at the time, police said.
Turan refused medical attention at the scene.
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