Trump has to testify in a case of aggression by his security team against protesters in New York

Former US President Donald Trump is due to testify in a New York court next week in connection with a human rights group lawsuit against attacks by a group of people who demonstrated against his racist rhetoric in 2015.

New York State Court judge Doris González has said that Trump will testify next Monday, the 18th, even though he had his appearance recorded on tape. In the event of an emergency or illness, the date can be postponed until October 31, 2021.

Trump has to testify in a case of aggression by his security team against protesters in New York
Trump has to testify in a case of aggression by his security team against protesters in New York

“This is about Donald Trump’s security forces attacking peaceful protesters on a public sidewalk,” said the plaintiff’s attorney, Benjamin Dictor, who will go to the magnate’s offices on Fifth Avenue with the other attorneys a statement, reports NBC.

The case dates back to September 2015, when a group of people walked outside the doors of Trump Tower in New York to protest racist statements from the Latino community by Trump, who had announced his candidacy for the White House three months earlier protest.

According to the complaint, the security guards at the magnate’s facilities attacked some of the people gathered there in order to reject some of the slogans Trump had launched regarding the elections, including that Mexicans were “rapists” or “drug dealers”.

Judge González tried unsuccessfully to get Trump to testify back in 2019, but relied on his status as President of the United States to avoid appearing. A few months ago in the White House, a New York appeals court agreed and dismissed the charge.

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