Ms. Ashanti Smith believes she is the survivor of a “Hate Crime." On January 5, 2021, Ashanti Smith a 28-year-old DC resident made her way to work, as normal. She had no idea, her life after Jan. 5th would never be the same.
While on a break at work, Ms. Smith a black woman who resides in the Washington DC metropolitan area was harassed, assaulted and attacked by a group of Pro-Trump supporters on Black Lives Matter Plaza of all places during the U.S Capital takeover.
Ms. Smith is now facing criminal charges on top of with being suspended from work pending an investigation.
Ashanti Smith joined the Joe Clair Morning Show to shed more light on her story, the PTSD she's now working through because of this moment and what she hopes changes so no one else has to experience this kind of violence and hate moving forward.
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