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‘It was terrifying’: Zimmerman protester assaults woman driving daughter to the hospital

- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in Houston on Monday to protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman, but what started as a peaceful rally turned terrifying for one woman who claims she was assaulted while trying to get her daughter to the hospital.

"I looked up and I see all the protesters, they're everywhere," said Georgia, who asked Click 2 Houston that her last name not be used. "So, we got into the traffic and they're stopping us and not letting us go."

Police told the station that protesters spilled into the road, blocking traffic for about 15 minutes during rush hour. Georgia was trying to get her younger daughter to Texas Children's Hospital, because she was having an emergency allergic reaction to some medication.

"My mom rolled down the window," said Georgia's older daughter. "She said, 'We're trying to get my granddaughter to the hospital,' and a guy just started hitting her."

A Click 2 Houston video shows Georgia sitting in the front seat of the vehicle with her window down, and you can see a man reach in and grab her chest. Georgia said she was hit.

"When we got on the road I told her, 'Let's call 911," and I could feel I had been hit," she said, adding that she has filed a police report documenting the indicent.

Quanell X, an activist who planned the event, told Click 2 Houston that he thought the protest was peaceful.

"It wasn't peaceful," Georgia added. "It was terrifying."

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