10/26/2010

Ky. woman's head stepped on by Rand Paul supporters

A police watch commander said early Tuesday that she didn't know if any arrests were made

The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul wrestled a woman to the ground and one stepped on her head after she tried to confront the candidate in Kentucky.

The incident happened Monday night in Lexington right before a debate between Paul and Democratic opponent Jack Conway.

Lauren Valle of liberal group MoveOn.org, told Louisville station WDRB she was trying to give Paul a fake award when his supporters took her to the ground.

Television footage shows Valle's blonde wig being pulled off before she's pinned to ground. A man then puts his foot down on her head. Valle said the incident left her with "a bit of a headache."

A police watch commander said early Tuesday that she didn't know if any arrests were made.

 

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