Astonishing images have emerged showing the moment a white Trump supporter came to a black woman's rescue after an angry mob of MAGA fans attacked her, ripped off her wig, and called her the N-word during a 'Stop the Steal' rally in Los Angeles.
Berlinda Nibo, 25, had been walking past the pro-Trump protest on her way home on Wednesday when she began to be harassed by members of the crowd asking her if she voted for the president.
The woman, who lives just two blocks away from City Hall where the rally took place, said she tried to dismiss the agitators and 'flipped them off' before continuing her walk home.
But as she tried to walk away, a mob of 'at least 20 Trump supporters' surrounded her and began shouting abuse in her face and shoving her among members of the crowd.
The altercation quickly turned violent as one woman yanked off Nibo's red wig while reportedly calling her a 'n***er b***h', as two men holding American flags began beating her.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The black woman, who was alone, had been left virtually defenseless until an unlikely source of help came to her rescue. A nearby white man who had been attending the event stepped in to give her a bear hug and managed to pull her to safety.
A white Trump supporter (pictured) who was attending Wednesday's Stop the Steal rally in Los Angeles, pulled Berlinda Nibo (pictured) to safety after she was attacked by a mob of MAGA fans
Nibo, 25, who lives two blocks away from LA City Hall where the protest took place, said she had been walking home when members of the crowd began harassing and hurling abuse at her
Photos of the horrific scene captured the moment violent protesters ripped off Nibo's red wig during the altercation
The horrific attack - as well as the man's heroic gesture - was captured on camera by freelance photojournalist Raquel Natalicchio who shared the photos in an Instagram post that has now gone viral.
But Natalicchio initially claimed the man had been assaulting her, sparking outrage on social media that led him to get fired.
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Berlinda Nibo (pictured in as social media photo) called the man her 'hero'
Nibo spoke out on the attack on Friday to clarify that the man holding her was her 'hero', not an aggressor.
'If not for him stepping in at that moment, these people would have literally tried to kill me,' she told NBC 4.
'That guy, I call him my hero. That guy picked me up, was whispering in my ear, telling me, 'Keep going. You're OK. I got you, I have your phone. You're OK, I'm going to get you out of here. These people are trying to kill you,'
The man, identified as Roy Ball, however, had been painted as