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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Violent anti Trump rioter at March 2016 Missouri rally viciously abused a police horse, smacked the horse in the face with an open hand after first yelling and screaming in the horse's face, trying to scare the animal, then pushed it, and smacked it, March 19, 2016, Kansas City, Missouri, KCTV

March 19, 2016, "Police arrest [violent anti-Trump rioter] woman accused of slapping police horse during Trump rally," KCTV, Kansas City, Missouri, Laura McAllister

Foster, KCPD
"Police have arrested a [violent anti-Trump rioter] woman accused of slapping a police officer's horse during a Kansas City rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The Kansas City Police Department said April J. Foster, 29, was arrested about 5 p.m. Friday in the 9200 block of Ward Parkway for abuse of a police service animal.

Police said two officers were called to 13th and Main streets about 7 p.m. on March 12 to help with crowd control during the Trump rally. About 20 minutes later they said a large group of protesters starting putting scarves and masks on to cover their faces.

They then locked arms and began chanting "Whose streets. Our streets" before backing into the street, blocking traffic and moving towards the officers.

The officers said they told the protesters to get back on the sidewalk and out of the street many times, but the group did not obey. The officers, along with their horses, blocked the crowd from further getting into the street and again told the protesters to move back onto the sidewalk.

Police said Foster approached an officer and his horse named Dan and began yelling and screaming in the horse's face, trying to scare the animal.

"When this tactic did not work she attempted to push my horse with no success.  I observed this to only make her more angry and violent and in a last attempt she struck my horse in the face with an open hand," the officer's report said.

The officer said Foster then ran away and they weren't able to catch up to her due to the size of the crowd
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Police said they received a tip on their hotline that identified Foster. Foster was released after posting a $500 bond. She is scheduled to appear in municipal court on at 9 a.m. on May 4."

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