Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Iowa City: Man Arrested for Throwing Tomato at Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came to Iowa City yesterday. Interestingly, his campaign contacted my household with instructions on how to get tickets to attend this campaign event. Meanwhile, some friends sent an invite to me via Facebook so that I could attend a protest. I did neither due to work -- but my heart was with the protesters!

Among the excitement included a protester who was arrested for throwing tomatoes at the Donald:
Andrew Joseph Alemao, 28, was observed throwing two tomatoes at Trump, the real estate mogul and front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. Alemao is charged with disorderly conduct, a simple misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $625 or 30 days in jail. He was taken into custody by the Secret Service and the UIPD after throwing the tomatoes, the release said. He was taken to the Johnson County Jail Tuesday night and released at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday, according to jail officials.
Last time that I checked, there was a GoFundMe account for Mr. Alemao, which surprised me as I'd thought that GoFundMe no longer allowed people to contribute towards others' fines or legal defenses.

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