Police have charged a Montana man with assault after witnesses say he threw a 13-year-old boy to the ground because he was “disrespecting the national anthem.” Curt James Brockway, 39, was arrested Saturday at the Mineral County Fair and charged with assault on a minor, according to Sheriff Mike Boone. Brockway slammed the child on the ground because he did not remove his hat during the national anthem, witnesses told KPAX. Taylor Hennick told The Missoulian that Brockway said “he had every right to do that,” because the boy was disrespecting the anthem. “There was a little boy lying on the ground,” she told the outlet. “He was bleeding out of his ears, seizing on the ground, just not coherent.”

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