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Popular former radio host arrested at President Trump rally in Plymouth



Photo and videos courtesy of Derek Rix

A popular former radio host was arrested Saturday afternoon at a Trump rally.

A “President Trump’s Plymouth Rock MASK-uerade” rally was organized by Dianna Ploss, a former host at WSMN who was let go in July after allegedly telling a landscaping crew to speak English and questioning their immigration status.

The rally took place starting at noon and was well attended by both Trump and anti-Trump supporters.

Ploss and Plymouth resident Rita Fiorillo got into an altercation at approximately 12:25 p.m., leading to the arrest of Ploss.

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We contacted Fiorillo and she gave her account of the incident.

(Ploss) was angry that we made a wall of rainbow signs blocking Plymouth Rock and got there before she did. When she arrived, she tried to violently push her way to the street. When she was removed from one part of the wall by police, she moved in front of me. I annoyed her with my sign which she and her friend tried to grab out of my hands. I told her to stop touching my property or I would touch hers. She continued, so I knocked over her tripod and she took a swing at me and punched me in the mouth. She was arrested because the whole scene was in view of the police.”

Photo courtesy of Rita Fiorillo

According to Fiorillo, her and Ploss and her supporters have had their share of run-ins.

“Dianna is a psycho. She goes from town to town terrorizing people and then plays the victim. She is an aggressive instigator. This is not my first violent interaction with Dianna. Dianna is in no way a victim. One of her followers attacked me with a flag pole a few weeks ago and another posted disgusting things about my trans son online saying that he is confused and doesn’t know what bathroom he should use and that he just turned 18 so he’s not off limits. Dianna is a master at angling her camera in a way that it looks like she is not the aggressor but from other angles it is clear that she is. She is a complete trash person that should not be taken seriously by anyone. I’ve had multiple interactions with her and her crew and have many screenshots and videos of her behaving badly.”

A woman attending the event in Plymouth today could also be heard calling black teenagers the n word, according to other attendees.

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Ploss returned to the rally shortly after 2:30 p.m. after getting out of jail.

We contacted Ploss to get her version of events, but have yet to hear back as of this writing.



  1. Jake Perry

    November 1, 2020 at 1:16 am

    Way to get both sides of the story Fall River News. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. You are weak and cowardly in your bias reporting.

    • MaryAnne Quinn

      November 1, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      I do not see a bias in their reporting. My family and I came up from Fairfield CT to visit Plymouth for the weekend. In the morning we did a Cranberry Bog Tour, and went to see the Plymouth Rock, 5 minutes from our AirBnb. The protests were going on when we arrived, and we couldn’t even get a picture. You can see me & my grandson in the background of the video on another news article. I witnessed the entire thing. The older woman began instigating the group holding the colorblock signs, pushing her way to try to block them. The young woman yelled “What are you going to do, hit me?!”, and the older woman swung at her, with another older man flicking their signs & shoving a flag prior. What disgusting, despicable behaviour. I’ve been a Republican voter since I began voting in the 60s, and the way some of these Trump “supporters’ act is just horrific- these are not true Republicans. They worship a cult of personality. People get too far gone on both sides, and in all my years this is the first time I’ve been scared for the country’s future. We are collapsing before my eyes, and too stupid to understand that divided we will fall. Wake up.

  2. Frank E Licata

    November 1, 2020 at 7:47 am

    As a real Trumper, I can tell you that Dianna is NOT one of us and she is in no way a popular radio host. She is a pimple on the butt of real Trumpers. She uses the Trump movement for her own personal gain

    • MaryAnne Quinn

      November 1, 2020 at 2:58 pm

      I replied above, but I agree with you to my core, as a Republican voter since the 60’s. People like that woman are dividing our country to the point we are barely hanging on. I was in Plymouth with my grandson and watched this occur. The older woman acted in what I can only describe as a rabid manner. Deeply, deeply upsetting.

  3. Thomas Jefferson

    November 2, 2020 at 11:24 am

    That Fiorillo woman is just as insane as Ploss.

    • Phil

      March 19, 2022 at 6:54 am

      100%. Bats*** crazy, I’ve seen Rita in action before. Both on and off her meds.

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