Anti-Trump Protester Arrested for Abusing Police Service Animal

Photo: Christopher Smith/Kansas City Star  

Photo: Christopher Smith/Kansas City Star 

A woman who was protesting outside of a Donald Trump rally in Kansas City last week has been arrested and charged with abusing a police service animal.  

The incident began when a group of protesters blocked the middle of a downtown street during a Trump rally on March 12.

Officers on foot tried to move the group out of the street and on to the sidewalk but the protesters refused to budge. Horse-mounted police officers then moved in to try and establish order. 

April Foster:  Photo:

April Foster: Photo:

Thats when April J. Foster, 29, allegedly began screaming at one of the police horses, named Dan, in an attempt to frighten the animal. When that didn't work she allegedly began striking the animal multiple times across the face.  

Foster fled back into the crowd before officers were able to apprehend her; however, a local photographer captured her picture and it was posted on the The Kansas City Star's Website.  

An anonymous tipster helped police identify and arrest Foster, who posted a $500 bond and was released from jail. She is scheduled to appear in court on May 4.  


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