UNITED STATES—A New Yorker wearing a Make America Great Again hat was physically attacked on Tuesday, July 30.
Jahangir Turan, 42, told reporters that he was walking through SOHO on Canal St. just a few blocks away from his art gallery when he was approached by a large group of teens who began cussing about President Donald Trump and proceeded to beat him up.
Turan, who is a Muslim, goes by “John,” owns David Parker Art Gallery on Billionaire’s Row in Midtown, New York. He indicated that he was wearing his new Make America Great Again hat that he purchased at Trump Towers.
“I love President Trump. I think he’s doing a great job,” said Turan. “It’s sad to get beat up for wearing this hat. This is America.”
He suffered a black eye, a broken cheekbone, and other injuries during the attack.
The New York City Police Department is investigating the case. There have not been any arrests made in the attack.