A bookstore owner in Richmond, Va. called police on Saturday after a woman confronted former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who was also shopping at the store. Cooke reportedly said he told the woman she had to leave.
Cooke told the Courier-Dispatch that bookstores are places where different views should be tolerated.
Cooke called 911, but the unnamed woman left before the police arrived. "And I said, 'I'm going to call the police if you don't, ' and I went to call the police and she left", Mr. Cooke told the newspaper.
The Richmond Police Department confirmed a "report of someone yelling at a political figure" at about 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Times-Dispatch.
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But she told MPs: "We do not agree on the best way to deliver our shared commitments to honour the result of the referendum". May elected Brexit campaigner Dominic Raab as Davis' replacement, but concerns over her longevity persist.
Bannon, a former media executive who became a household name when he helped President Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, is a Virginia native who attended high school in Richmond.
Since leaving the White House last August, he has focussed on rallying support for other populist political challengers in the USA and more recently in Europe. "We provide [detained pregnant women] with prenatal care, we provide them separate housing, we provide them specialists, we will take them to appointments if they need to go somewhere else, we provide them counseling", said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in May.
Stephen Miller, the senior White House adviser known to advocate President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, was called a fascist to his face at another restaurant in Washington. The owner of a Virginia restaurant refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders last month.
Fanning the flames, Rep. Maxine Waters caused more controversy when she said encouraged people to confront Trump staffers.