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RI cop running for state senate allegedly assaults opponent at abortion rally

Added 06-26-22 09:18:03am EST - “Jeann Lugo, who was running as a Republican, allegedly punched his Democrat rival Jennifer Rourke at least twice in the face, Rourke told the? Providence Journal.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “RI cop running for state senate allegedly assaults opponent at abortion rally”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

I'm a reproductive rights organizer & State Senate candidate. Last night, after speaking at our Roe rally, my Republican opponent – a police officer – violently attacked me.

This is what it is to be a Black woman running for office. I won't give up.pic.twitter.com/ZREDP2dvXY

An off-duty Rhode Island cop who was running for state senate was arrested after allegedly attacking his female opponent at an abortion rights rally on Friday.

Jeann Lugo, who was running as a Republican, allegedly punched his Democrat rival Jennifer Rourke at least twice in the face, Rourke told the Providence Journal.

Video of the incident, shared by Rourke, appears to show the senate hopeful stepping into a physical altercation at the protest before she is struck in the head.

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