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Trump supporter coughs on BLM protesters in Kanab

A video shows the encounter between a man and protesters outside gas station
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Posted at 6:32 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 10:41:04-04

KANAB, Utah — In a now viral video, a Trump supporter was caught coughing on 'Black Lives Matter' protesters outside of a gas station in Kanab last weekend.

In the video, the man identified at Robert Brissette can be heard saying, "Black Lives don't matter, all lives matter." Brissette, who was not wearing a mask, then coughs on the protesters multiple times.

In a Facebook post, Brissette claims he was first attacked by the protesters for having a Trump flag on his truck.

Brissette started a GoFundMe in order to raise money for court costs, but the page was taken down shortly after the video was seen across the country.

The video was originally posted by a protester who witnessed the encounter. That tweet has gone viral, and the video has over 2-million views.

It is unclear if the Brissette will face charges following the incident.

FOX 13 has reached out for official comment, but police have yet to respond.