Refugee From Afghanistan Charged With ASSAULT After Blocking Betsy DeVos At School
On Monday Politico reported that a protester who had blocked Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from entering a school on Friday has been charged with assault for “impeding/assaulting US government cabinet member.”
The man has been identified as Bilal Ahmed Askaryar, a refugee from Afghanistan. Politico obtained a police report on the case.
Police report from Politico:
Askaryar, who entered his plea on Saturday in Superior Court in Washington, was given “several lawful orders” to move out of the way of a vehicle, and then pushed an individual identified as “V-1.” Listed as a factor under one of the charges is “impeding/assaulting US government cabinet member.”