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Court Dismisses Lawsuit Accusing Trump Of Inciting Louisville Riot

Posted at 7:13 AM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 07:24:01-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump incited a riot during a 2016 Kentucky campaign rally that led to the assaults of three protesters.

Three Kentucky residents filed the lawsuit in 2016.

Security officers at the Louisville rally removed them after Trump ordered them out.

The three say they were pushed and shoved as they left.

A 26-year-old white nationalist was later fined and given a suspended jail sentence for his actions.

The lawsuit sought damages against Trump for inciting a riot, but the court ruled Trump’s comments are protected as free speech.