A woman marching in a pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., said she was assaulted by Black Lives Matter activists and claims Facebook deleted her account after she posted a video discussing the attack.
Isabella Maria DeLuca, an ambassador for the political activist group Turning Point USA, said she was showing support for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett when she says a woman in a “bedazzled” Black Lives Matter shirt approached her and tried to steal her Trump flag. The two then got into an altercation, in which DeLuca said another woman struck her, according to National File.
DeLuca said she was hesitant to defend herself against the unprovoked attack but was “determined to retrieve the flag when it was snatched.”
The Republican activist said the skirmish left her hospitalized with a cervical collar, bloody lips, and dizziness.
“The aftermath of supporting @realDonaldTrump at the Women’s March today!” she tweeted.
“My expectations for the Left are very low,” DeLuca told the Washington Examiner, “but I definitely didn’t expect to be assaulted at a Women’s March by other women.”
DeLuca took issue with some on social media who challenged her version of events, saying it’s “sad” she has to defend herself against “disgusting leftists” and maintained she was not the aggressor in the attack.
Two days later, DeLuca shared on Twitter that Facebook had removed her “entire account” after she posted a video of her account of the attack.
“Facebook took my entire account down after I posted what happened to me,” she tweeted.
DeLuca told Washington Examiner Tuesday afternoon her Facebook “is still down at the moment.”
“The day after I posted about my [story], Facebook removed my entire account without warning or anything,” DeLuca said. “Later, when I tried to access my account, I was told that my account was removed for ‘account fraud.’”
DeLuca said she had a previous account that she stopped using and “never had an issue” until she posted her version of the assault on her new account.
“You know you’re doing the right thing when social media platforms feel the need to censor you,” she added.
Facebook did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment.
*story by The Washington Examiner