Antifa Protester Who Slashed Police Horse in Face with Nail on Pole Is Formally Charged
Lisa Joy Simon, 23, was arrested during an anti-Sharia protest in Harrisburg after allegedly hitting Sampson, a police horse, in the face with a board with a nail in it.
Remember the Antifa “female” who stabbed a horse in the neck with a pole w/ a nail on the end?
She’s been formerly charged & set for court. pic.twitter.com/Hnr2YepPFh
— /pol/ News Forever (@polNewsForever) July 9, 2017
Simon was charged in June for aggravated assault and resisting arrest.
The Philly Metro reported:
Simon was in attendance, police said, at one of several marches held in protest of alleged Sharia law across the country last weekend organized by the conservative group ACT for America.
An ACT spokeswoman said Simon was not one of their members and was in attendance as part of a counterprotest.
“Our people are normally very respectful of the police. I don’t think they would purposefully stab a police horse in the neck,” spokeswoman Carrie French said. “It really sounds out of character for our people. … Other reports have said she was with Antifa.”
Law enforcement officials said the rally marchers headed north on North Third Street into Harrisburg’s midtown area, and multiple Pennsylvania State Police mounted units were working to keep the marchers from blocking the 1200 block of North Sixth Street.
At that time, police said, Simon struck the police horse, Sampson, in the neck and obstructed other officers from being able to move the crowd onto the sidewalk along that block. After the incident, police said that the officer and Sampson were able to continue to work after suffering only a minimal injury.