Police: Black Lives Matter protester punched man on Seaside Heights boardwalk

A Black Lives Matter protester has been charged with assault for hitting a man on the Seaside Heights boardwalk, police say.

News 12 Staff

Aug 16, 2020, 1:58 PM

Updated 1,337 days ago

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A Black Lives Matter protester has been charged with assault for hitting a man on the Seaside Heights boardwalk, police say.

They say Jamaal Holmes got into a verbal argument with a 68-year-old man before hitting him.

The man fell to the ground and got a small cut on the back of his head.

The 28-year-old Toms River resident was arrested Sunday.
Holmes alleges that the man was grabbing his mask and says he acted in self defense. 


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