Daughter Publicly Shames Mother For Getting Punched While Attending Pro-Trump Protest

A daughter has publicly shamed her own mother for being punched in the face during a violent encounter at a Pro-Trump protest in Washington D.C on Wednesday.

Helena Duke, 18, identified her mom in viral video footage from a fight which broke out near the Capitol during the insurrection, telling Newsweek she was "disappointed to be related to her".

"Hi mom remember the time you told me I shouldn't go to BLM protests bc they could get violent ... this you?," Helena Duke wrote on Twitter in response to the video.

In the clip, a young Black woman who appears to be a uniformed police officer, holds up her phone in a crowd of Trump supporters wearing MAGA caps and brandishing flags.

for those that don’t believe it’s my mother... pic.twitter.com/jbSQysEZZ0

— Helena Duke (@duke_helena) January 7, 2021

A white woman appears to lean over in an attempt to grab the phone, knocking it from her hand.

The Black woman turns around and appears to confront her, throwing a punch to the white woman's face. It is unclear what words are exchanged between the women.

Three men are then seen carrying the Black woman across a police line to join a group of officers.

Chaos ensues as the mob descends on police and more violence breaks out between the protesters.

The white woman is seen shortly after with a bloody face and addresses others filming the encounter.

"Who hit you?" a man is heard asking. "That Black girl," the woman replies.

The video, which has amassed nearly 7 million views since it was posted to Twitter on Wednesday, is said to have been taken from a fight between BLM and Trump supporters at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C.

Helena Duke seized the opportunity to shame her mother, who she claims is a long-standing Trump supporter.

mom I think you mean to say that powerful black woman punched you for harassment... https://t.co/yITQZ5DWhT

— Helena Duke (@duke_helena) January 7, 2021


— ⁶Kid (@deep_dab) January 6, 2021

"Her actions were appalling and I did not think she could possibly stoop this low," the 18-year-old told Newsweek. "I do find her participation in the insurrection extremely hypocritical as she has kicked me out of the house for attending BLM protests."

Duke clarified that her mother, Therese Duke, has previously warned her not to attend BLM protests because of potential violence.

"Seeing her harass a black woman and attending a violent event is very hypocritical of her," Duke added.

She also took the opportunity to correct her mother over social media, saying: "Mom I think you mean to say that powerful black woman punched you for harassment."

Duke claimed her uncle and aunt were also in attendance at the protest.

Many have praised Duke's bravery in coming forward to identify her mother.

"Traitor take down of the day! Winner goes to Helena Duke!" one woman said.

"Her own daughter turned her in! Turned in her mom, her uncle, and her aunt!" another added. "Let's all salute Helena Duke for opposing her mom's racism and hypocrisy. You've done good Helena!

On Wednesday January 6, Trump supporters stormed the government building in protest of the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

Hi this is the liberal lesbian of the family who has been kicked out multiple times for her views and for going to BLM protests to care what happens to me so:
Mom: Therese Duke
Uncle: Richard Lorenz
Aunt: Annie Lorenz pic.twitter.com/cuBAPJ3GJA

— Helena Duke (@duke_helena) January 7, 2021
 Pro-Trump protesters
Pro-Trump protesters march toward the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jon Cherry/Getty

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