Man Says He Was Beaten For Wearing Obama Shirt

A Shreveport, Louisiana man says he was beaten for wearing a Barack Obama t-shirt. KSLA reported:

Kaylon Johnson says he now has a broken nose and eye socket after the brutal attack that he says was racially motivated and brought on by the t-shirt. "They were screaming "f" Obama, f***. Obama something about a n**** president, basically you know I was hit."

This all happened Saturday night around 11:30 at the Citgo on Industrial Drive off of I-20. He says he had already pumped gas and was walking out of the store with a drink when he was attacked. "Seem like some red necks, they're pretty big guys and they were blasting music or whatever, mean by the time I turned around and looked at him they were on me." Johnson says all he remembers after that was hitting his car door.

Johnson had been a volunteer for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. A local blog says that Johnson had been the "go-to IT guy and one of the office coordinators."


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