A man who was punched outside President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization MORE's Cincinnati rally this week has said the incident will not deter him from political engagement. 

Michael Alter, 61, was protesting outside the rally and said he and the man accused of attacking him were shouting about Trump, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

He told the newspaper he was peacefully protesting and that the altercation would not change his attendance at rallies.


"If anything, it'll increase it," Alter said. "You can't let things like this happen. You can't have people who are trying to exercise our freedoms and free speech be intimidated by a bunch of fascists and a bunch of thugs."

The newspaper reported that Alter visited the emergency room on Thursday night and had trouble with vision in his right eye. 

His lawyer, Michele Young, told the Enquirer that Alter served three years in active duty and five years in the Army Reserve and called him a "lifelong patriot."

"We can't become a country where you're afraid to speak out, afraid to assemble, afraid to protest," she said.

Dallas Frazier, 29, is facing a misdemeanor assault charge following the incident, which was captured on video.