Police at the University of California Berkeley were called to a student plaza on Tuesday after reports that a representative of the conservative Leadership Institute was physically assaulted by a man on the campus. Part of the assault was captured on cellphone video that has since been shared online by Turning Point USA, the conservative group the representative was reportedly helping train.
Citing a campus police alert that went out Wednesday, the paper reports that the alleged victim, a male Leadership Institute representative, “had been tabling for the conservative group Turning Point USA on Tuesday afternoon about 3:29 p.m. when two males approached the table.”
The victim told police that he and the two men became embroiled in a verbal altercation, at which point he began filming the escalating exchange with his phone. One of the two alleged attackers reportedly slapped the phone out of the activist’s hand and then overturned the table the group was using to recruit.
“While he and the suspect struggled for the phone, the suspect punched the victim several times, causing injury to the victim’s eye and nose,” the Daily Californian reports. By the time police arrived, the suspect had already left the scene.
A student who witnessed the attack filmed the second part of the altercation on his phone, and TPUSA’s Charlie Kirk has tweeted out the footage, writing, “Imagine if the attacker was wearing MAGA hat, would be national news!”
LEFTIST VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS
While recruiting for our @TPUSA group at UC Berkeley a leftist thug comes & assaults our activists punching him in the face & hitting him repeatedly
Imagine if the attacker was wearing MAGA hat, would be national news!
This is the violent left!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 21, 2019
(Read more from “WATCH: Conservative Activist Punched in the Face on Berkeley Campus” HERE)