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Woman says support for Trump led to a beating in downtown D.C.

Police are looking for two “persons of interest” in the case of a woman who says she was attacked in downtown D.C. for saying she supported President Trump. (Video: D.C. Police Dept.)

A woman told police that she was attacked in downtown Washington last month after she expressed support for President Trump.

According to the account given to police, two women beat her at the Surfside Restaurant, which offers outdoor dining in the Dupont Circle area, in the 1800 block of N Street NW.

About 1 a.m. on March 16, the woman went to the restaurant, where she told police she overheard a conversation among the two women and a male companion.

A video from a nearby surveillance camera shows two women who police said are “persons of interest” in the assault.

At some point, according to the police report, the woman joined in the conversation. She is quoted in the report as saying, “I support Donald Trump.”

Although their male companion tried to stop them, the two women beat and injured her, she told police, according to the report.

Police said the motivation for the attack apparently was political.

The woman went to a hospital on her own, and police interviewed her there.

No arrests have been made.