Man charged with assault after Trump rally

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A man who reportedly punched and kicked a protestor at a rally for Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSanders mocks ‘tough guy’ Trump for changing mind on debate 35 arrested in clashes outside Trump rally Clinton email headache is about to get worse MORE was arrested and charged with assault with injury, ABC News reported Sunday.

Tony Pettway, who was allegedly seen in a video punching a protestor as he was being escorted out of a Trump rally Saturday in Arizona, was arrested at the event and charged before being released.

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The protestor was wearing an American flag shirt and holding up a sign of Trump that said, "Trump is Bad for America."

In a video posted on Twitter, the Trump supporter appears to have tried to grab the poster out of the protestor's hand and proceeded to punch and kick him. The attacker was handcuffed by police.

Another protestor walking behind the man in the American flag shirt was seen wearing a white Ku Klux Klan-style hood. 

Trump called out the hooded protestor during the rally.

"He’s a disgusting guy," Trump said. "That is a disgusting guy, really disgusting." 

Earlier this month, a Trump supporter punched a protestor in the face as he was being escorted out of a North Carolina rally. The supporter was arrested the next day and charged with assault.

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