Republican California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder cut his campaign bus tour short on Wednesday after members of his security team were assaulted by unnamed attackers.
Video of the incident shows at least one perpetrator, a woman who appeared to be white, dressed in all black and in a gorilla mask with pink hair, throwing an egg at the candidate from behind while he walked through a homeless encampment in Venice, California. The object narrowly missed Elder’s head.
“We’re getting egged from behind,” one person says in the video.
When a member of the candidate’s security detail confronted the woman, who was on a bike, she yelled profanities at him and punched him in the face. Another man on the scene confronted the security officer face to face while a different unmasked white woman took a swing at his head. Elder was quickly escorted from the scene and into a vehicle while a small crowd yelled at him.