A young woman protested the rally while holding a sign that read: "Vote red" and "Vote them out" with a photo of Hochul on it.
The Twitter account Viral News NY captured video of the choking attack and interviewed the woman after the incident. The woman identified as Angelica Torres said the violence started after someone allegedly stole her sign from her.
“I was here holding my sign, and … peaceful protest, against you know, Gov. Hochul, and a woman — a very large heavyset woman, I’m assuming, you know, might have been a man — came and took my sign," she explained.
“As I was trying to retrieve my sign, there was another man that came and choked me, and there were two other people that were coming and preventing me from trying to get my sign," the unidentified woman claimed.
Video shows a man violently grabbing the woman's neck and choking her.
“Never wanted to get physical with anyone, I was just there peacefully just holding my sign, and you know, they didn’t want to hear what I had to say," she added.
Torres told Fox News, "I was very shocked and upset that I couldn’t express my opinions openly without violence. Crime and violence is a big issue in our city."
The Daily Mail reported, "Also involved in the physical altercation was Councilwoman Crystal Hudson, a Democrat. Hudson represents Prospect Heights in Brooklyn."
Identities of the other individuals involved in the physical altercation have yet to be revealed.
RealClear Politics shows Hochul leading Zeldin by more than six points.