Trump protester taken for mental health evaluation ‘to keep her from talking to the press’: Tulsa lawmaker
Tulsa resident Sheila Buck wearing an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt (screengrab)

Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma arrested a woman with a ticket to President Donald Trump's rally for trespassing because she was wearing an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt.


The arrest of Sheila Buck was broadcast live on MSNBC on Saturday.

Following her arrest for obstruction of police, Buck was reportedly taken for a mental health evaluation.

Raw Story spoke with Oklahoma state Rep. Monroe Nichols, who represents Tulsa in the legislature. Nichols praised Buck as a "tremendous community leader."

"I haven't talked to Sheila yet, but as I understand it, they took her for a mental health evaluation -- which I really believe was to keep her from talking to the press," Nichols said.

"She was sitting quietly doing nothing, there was nothing about her demeanor that needed any kind of mental health evaluation," he explained. "That's when you know you screwed up and are trying to cover your tracks by not allowing her to talk to folks -- at least that's my opinion, that's not an official statement from the police department or anything like that, but that's my opinion."

"If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about, but that's not how it went," he noted.