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Police, Trump supporters sued over Texas highway incident

The FBI is investigating an incident where supporters of former President Donald Trump...
The FBI is investigating an incident where supporters of former President Donald Trump surrounded a Biden campaign bus.(John Hinojosa / Storyful / Fox News / YouTube)
Published: Jun. 25, 2021 at 10:13 AM CDT
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Civil rights organizations and people who were part of a Biden campaign caravan last fall that was surrounded on a Texas highway by Trump supporters have filed two federal lawsuits, including allegations that local law enforcement failed to respond to efforts to intimidate them.

Videos shared on social media from Oct. 30 show a group of cars and pickup trucks adorned with large Trump flags riding alongside the campaign bus as it traveled from San Antonio to Austin. The Trump supporters at times boxed in the bus.

Plaintiffs, including former Texas Senator Wendy Davis, say police in San Marcos “turned a blind eye.”

The lawsuits were filed Thursday.

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