Limo Torched During Trump Protests Owned by Anti-Trump Muslim Immigrant

ashley.rae | January 24, 2017
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As it turns out, the owner of the limo that was torched during protests outside of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. doesn’t actually belong to a symbol of the Trump-supporting wealthy white Christian patriarchy.

As MRCTV witnessed on Friday, black bloc protesters smashed a limousine as part of their Trump protests. Later in the evening, the protesters set the limo on fire.

In an interview with Red Alert Politics, the owner of the limo company revealed he is not the embodiment of the rich, white male the rioters were presumably protesting. Rather, he’s a Muslim immigrant who did not even support Trump during his campaign.

Muhammad Ashraf, the owner of Nationwide Chauffeured Services, told Red Alert Politics, “I did not agree with many of the things [Trump] said, but that still does not give me the right to go and affect someone’s livelihood.”

He added, “I really don’t think we need to take this [violent] route.”

The limo driver, Luis Villarroel, was reportedly dropping off a client when protesters began throwing rocks at his car. According to Red Alert Politics, Villarroel sustained injuries as the result of the protesters attacking his car.

Some of the protesters even reportedly took selfies in the smashed up limo before eventually setting it on fire. 

Ashraf told Red Alert Politics he was out $70,000 as a result of the damage to the limo, assuming insurance doesn’t cover the cost. He is also going to pay for Villarroel’s medical bills and commission.

GoFundMe page has been set up to help assist Nationwide Chauffeured Service for some of the costs associated with the damaged limo. As of Tuesday morning, the GoFundMe has raised $7,000 of its $20,000 goal.

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