Last month a Democratic state Senator named Tim Carpenter was assaulted by a group of people as he walked toward the Wisconsin State Capitol around midnight. That night groups of people had been tearing down statues on the capitol grounds. When he saw a group of people outside, Carpenter took out his phone and started to record video. The crowd noticed him and shouted at him. Then two women ran forward and attacked him (2nd clip below):
I took this pic- it got me assaulted & beat up. Punched/kicked in the head, neck, ribs. Maybe concussion, socked in left eye is little blurry, sore neck & ribs. 8-10 people attacked me. Innocent people are going to get killed. Capitol locked- stuck in office.Stop violence nowPlz! pic.twitter.com/Zw2hdfYG66
— Tim Carpenter (@TimCarpenterMKE) June 24, 2020
A witness who saw the attack told police that as many as 10 people joined in, punching and kicking Sen. Carpenter once he was on the ground. When the beating ended, Carpenter stumbled toward the capitol and collapsed in the grass (photo above). He later was helped inside by police and eventually sought medical attention at a hospital. Carpenter eventually had surgery connected to the beating he received that night.