Ryan Miller, a campaign manager for a Democrat US Congress candidate Hank Gilbert has been reportedly beaten up when two rallies in Tyler, Texas, turned violent.
These last week’s rallies were serving different purposes. One united the supporters of a Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, gathered to support the so-called “Blue Lives” and oppose the “occupation of Portland.” Another was set by the Gilbert supporters who had reserved the space beforehand to object the quelling of the Black Lives Matter movement.
According to the official statement, 21-year-old Miller was essentially jumped by several members of the GOP crowd, receiving hits to the head and parts of the body, as well as a significant cut beneath the eye. His mobile phone was missing after the attack, presumably stolen.
The incident was reported to the local police.