Protest Held During Lynn District Court Zoom Hearing For BLM Supporter

LYNN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A protest was held on Zoom Wednesday morning during a hearing in Lynn District Court for a Black Lives Matter supporter who is accused of assaulting a Trump supporter in Swampscott.

Ernst “Shimmy” Jean-Jacques allegedly assaulted the 80-year-old female Trump supporter in December.

During a pre-trial conference on Zoom, the screen was filled with his supporters. Some had signs that said “Free Shimmy.”

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Jean-Jacques’ lawyer pointed out to the judge that more than 100 people had shown up, but the judge questioned whether anything could be drawn from that.

The charges against Jean-Jacques were not dropped.

Protesters are likely to demonstrate outside of the Swampscott police station on Sunday.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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