Woman on horseback whips hunt protester

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A huntswoman on a horse repeatedly whipped a protester with a riding crop, video footage has shown. 

The rider is heard in the video shouting “get off my horse” while she hits out at a masked man who is seen trying to grab onto the reins. 

The man, from the Brighton Hunt Saboteurs, claimed the huntswoman used her whip 17 times before charging towards a group of protesters. 

"You hold on to a woman's horse, completely spooking it and causing danger to both the rider, the horse and those around you - and you don't expect any reconciliation for doing so?" one commenter said, according to the Daily Mail.  

Sussex Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward and a spokesman for the force said: “A third party report of an assault has been made after a man was allegedly struck with a riding crop by a horse rider in Herstmonceux on Saturday. 

 

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