Two Black Lives Matter protesters have been arrested for attacking and smearing a soiled diaper on a right-wing activist’s face during a Manhattan march, police said Wednesday.
Juarde Benn, 20, of Brooklyn, and Saqunn Jackson, 23, of the Bronx, are both facing charges for the Jan. 10 caught-on-camera clash with activist Tara Anne Szczepanski.
As Szczepanski live-streamed the BLM march at Madison Square Park, one of the marchers shoved her to the ground, pelted her head with an egg and knocked her cellphone to the ground, said cops.
Szczepanski, a Florida resident and former beauty pageant queen, was also hit with a skateboard and aerosol string, police said.
As she tried to run away, a marcher rubbed a soiled diaper in Szczepanski’s face, cops said.
No injuries were reported.
Cops tracked down Benn on Friday and charged him with attempted assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and stalking. Benn was also accused of punching a 61-year-old man on the march, cops said.
A judge ordered Benn released without bail at his arraignment Saturday.
Jackson was arrested on Tuesday and charged with assault, menacing aggravated harassment and stalking. His arraignment was pending Saturday.
Szczepanski was assaulted a second time on Jan. 18 as she live-streamed a Martin Luther King Day march in Lower Manhattan, where protesters and police clashed at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge.
She claimed at the time that protesters recognized her from the Jan. 10 attack.
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