Oklahoma state Rep. Monroe Nichols praised anti-Trump protester Sheila Buck as a “tremendous community leader” after she was arrested while peacefully protesting President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Nichols told Raw Story that Buck — who wore an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt and a face mask — was taken by police for a mental health evaluation, which he believed was done to keep her from talking to the press:
I haven’t talked to Sheila yet, but as I understand it, they took her for a mental health evaluation — which I really believe was to keep her from talking to the press.
She was sitting quietly doing nothing, there was nothing about her demeanor that needed any kind of mental health evaluation.
That’s when you know you screwed up and are trying to cover your tracks by not allowing her to talk to folks — at least that’s my opinion, that’s not an official statement from the police department or anything like that, but that’s my opinion.
If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about, but that’s not how it went.
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