Donald Trump's Security Guard Hits Protester on Camera

AP Images

The scuffle was a result of the GOP contender's security taking anti-Trump signs away from sidewalk protesters.

A member of Donald Trump's security team was caught on camera hitting a protester outside of an event the GOP contender was attending in New York on Thursday.

The scuffle was a result of his security taking anti-Trump signs from protesters, some of which were dressed as Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members, who stood along a Fifth Avenue sidewalk.

In the video, a security guard is seen walking off with a protester's sign that read "Trump: Make America Racist Again," according to NY Daily News. The protester grabs him from behind in an attempt to retrieve the sign and the security guard hits him in the face while another member of the security team grabs and moves him away.

"They came out — first they kicked my friend out — because he was dressed as Ku Klux Klan, and then we came and they took all our banners and stuff and wanted to rip them up, but we rescued some of them," protester Efrain Galicia said, who was hit by the security guard.

On Thursday, the presidential hopeful vowed to support the Republican Party's nominee, regardless if his name is on the ballot, and not run as a third-party White House contender.

"I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands, and we will go out and we will fight hard and we will win," Trump said.

Watch the video below.

comments powered by Disqus