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Man charged with assault for... breathing on someone

Added 11-23-20 02:35:02pm EST - “"A very powerful exhalation on both of us"” - Hotair.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “Man charged with assault for... breathing on someone”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

I suppose we should have seen this one coming. As elected officials continue to essentially weaponize their executive orders intended to control the spread of the pandemic, we’ve already seen threats of arrests and fines for those who refuse to comply. But one case out of Virginia this week takes things to an entirely new level.

During a pair of demonstrations in Sterling, Virginia this weekend, taking place outside of Donald Trump’s golf course, supporters and detractors of the President were facing off as so often happens these days. One Trump supporter crossed the street and approached some of the other protesters. 61-year-old Raymond Deskins confronted two women while not wearing a face mask, causing the women to shout at him about his failure to observe social distancing protocols. That’s when Deskins “assaulted” them by taking a deep breath and exhaling. And yes… he was later charged with assault. (NBC News)

Kathy Beynette told News4 that she and another woman were protesting President Trump outside the Trump National Golf Club on Saturday. Across the street, a group of Trump supporters were counter protesting.

“Then, quite out of nowhere, the guy came over from across the street, came charging across the street,” Beynette said.

She captured video of the man, wearing a Trump t-shirt and a pool float with Trump’s likeness around his waist, confronting them.

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