Two men were busted for rubbing a dirty diaper on an independent, conservative reporter’s face and attacking her during a Black Lives Matter rally in Madison Square Park last month, according to authorities and police sources.
Tara Anne Szczepanski, 33, was filming the rally around noon Jan. 10 when a group shoved her around, hit her on the head with an egg and knocked her cellphone to the ground with an umbrella, cops and the sources said.
She was sprayed with silly string and whacked with a skateboard before someone rubbed a used baby diaper on her face, video shows.
Saqunn Jackson, 23, of University Heights, was arrested late Tuesday afternoon and charged with aggravated harassment and stalking. Jackson was released under supervision, court documents show.
Juarde Benn, 20, of Flatbush, was busted Friday in connection to the attack and charged with attempted assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and stalking, according to police.
Police said Benn also punched a 61-year-old man at the Black Lives Matter march, according to the New York Daily News. He was released on his own recognizance.
Szczepanski, who has previously participated in beauty pageants, describes herself on LinkedIn as an independent reporter and social media journalist.
Szczepanski has admitted that she is a Trump supporter, but it’s unclear why the mob suspected that because she didn’t wear a MAGA cap or anything that might have identified her as such.
Video of the incident:
This is an excerpt from the New York Post.
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