By: Marvianna Gray
While setting up a birthday picnic in an Illinois Park, a woman was approached by an angry and intoxicated stranger and repeatedly harassed for wearing a T-shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it. The man continued to violate the woman saying “You should not be wearing that in the United States of America.” We assume that the man does not know that Puerto Rico is actually an unincorporated Unites States Territory.
The encounter took place last month but went viral after it was posted to social media on July 6th. An officer was present at the scene, but did very little to protect the woman from the aggressive patron. These ”incidences,” are occurring more frequently and should NOT be overlooked. The stranger involved in the video was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.