Netroots Nation 11 Speaker Attacked By White Supremacist Outside GOP Convention Hotel

Benjamin Lowe, the Advocacy Communications Director at the Truman National Security Project was in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past weekend for Netroots Nation 11,  a political convention for American progressive political activists where he led a panel called Dive Into the Deep End: Mastering Communications of the Most Difficult Progressive Topics.

On Saturday night after the days panels and seminars were over Ben was attacked by a white supremacist outside the Hilton Marquette Hotel where many NN11 participants were staying and also coincidentally was host to the GOP “Right On 11” conference for their blogger and journalists.

According to Ben a car pulled up alongside him and his friend and a passenger inside shouted “White Power” the man then jumped out of the car and punched Ben in the head and then got back in the car and took off.

Ben and his friend were unable to get the license plate but a police report has been filed.

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