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Milwaukee Police Seek Protester Who Punched Cop at Tammy Baldwin Fundraiser

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Milwaukee police are seeking the suspect who they say struck a police officer at a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Hounded for weeks by pro-Palestinian protesters, Baldwin recently flipped and supported a ceasefire that would prevent Israel from defending itself in the wake of the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks.

Things escalated outside a Baldwin event on February 18.

“Milwaukee Police are investigating a Battery of a Police Officer that occurred on February 18, 2024, at approximately 12:49 p.m., on the 200 block of W. Wisconsin Ave,” police wrote on February 27, releasing pictures of the suspect.

Tammy baldwin protester
The tammy baldwin protester.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian female, who is approximately 30 years of age, 5’8”, and 200 pounds with a large build. She has long black hair and a medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a long black coat, a gray shirt, denim pants and black Adidas shoes with white stripes,” police wrote.

“The suspect struck the officer and fled on foot,” they say.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel previously reported, through sources, that the protester asked a police officer about his ethnicity and then punched him when “the officer said he had a Palestinian background,” and the protester told him he “was on the wrong side of the dispute.”

Tammy baldwin protester
Tammy baldwin protester.

Milwaukee police confirmed to Wisconsin Right Now that the photographed suspect is the same suspect described in a previous press release, which stated, “Milwaukee Police are investigating a battery to an officer that occurred on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at approximately 12:50 p.m., on the 200 block of W. Wisconsin Avenue. Officers were attempting to disperse a group of disorderly demonstrators from a private event, when the suspects struck an officer. Milwaukee Police continue to seek unknown suspects.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 Tips.

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