A Fall River veteran known for holding signs in support of President Donald Trump and building the border wall, has been allegedly attacked for the second time since the beginning of June.
This afternoon, Chase was out holding a sign in support of Trump, when according to Chase, someone went to steal his signs and started swearing at him. Charlie hit a crack in the sidewalk when running to the suspect’s car to try and get his signs back and fell down injuring his arm.
Chase said two female bystanders helped him get the signs back.
82-year old Charlie Chase, the man who was reportedly physically attacked last June for holding a Trump sign, reports that he fell today after trying to stop a woman from stealing his signs at the intersection of St. Anne's Church and St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River. Details from June's alleged attack: https://fallriverreporter.com/fall-river-man-arrested-for-assault-of-trump-supporter-held-without-bail-faces-dangerousness-hearing-5/
Posted by Fall River Reporter on Saturday, July 18, 2020
Chase stated that he has cancer and heart problems.
While Chase mentioned today’s incident was bad, it did not compare to the incident on June 2nd.
In addition to holding signs for Trump and the border wall, Chase also went on to say he also holds a “blue lives matter” sign in support of police.
Four days after the initial attack, Chase returned to his usual spot with the backing of dozens of fellow Trump supporters.
After being reportedly assaulted for holding a Trump sign at the roundabout in the north end of Fall River earlier this week, 82-year old Charlie Chase returned to the scene of the incident this afternoon with dozens of fellow Trump supports. Details on the assault: https://fallriverreporter.com/fall-river-man-arrested-for-assault-of-trump-supporter-held-without-bail-faces-dangerousness-hearing-5/
Posted by Fall River Reporter on Saturday, June 6, 2020
Chase went right back out holding his sign despite today’s incident.
We have contacted Fall River Police for an update on today’s attack.