UC Berkeley is a hotbed of leftism but there are some Republican students there. One of them was doing a recruiting drive for the conservative organization Turning Point USA when he was viciously attacked.
The College Fix reported:
VIDEO: Conservative student punched in face over ‘This is MAGA Country’ poster at UC Berkeley
A student activist for the conservative campus group Turning Point USA was verbally and physically assaulted on UC Berkeley’s campus by an individual who apparently became enraged by his “Hate crime hoaxes hurt real victims” and “This is MAGA Country” posters.
Roughly 60 seconds of video obtained Thursday by The College Fix shows one angry man saying “you are fucking encouraging violence.” Another man comes up and calls him a “racist motherfucker” and tells the student he would “shoot his ass.” They tussled for a bit, with the student appearing to try to defend himself as the man comes at him, batting at his face and phone.
He then punched the student in the face with a haymaker and calls him “fucking cunt” as he walks away.
The university sent an email to the campus community notifying them of the attack and asking for information to help in identifying the perpetrator. There is no clear evidence at this time that the attacker is a UC Berkeley student, although he was wearing a backpack and appears college-aged.
Watch the video – STRONG LANGUAGE:
The student later appeared on the Sean Hannity show.
FOX News reported:
Conservative activist tells ‘Hannity’ about alleged assault on UC Berkeley campus
A conservative activist whose brutal pummeling at Cal-Berkeley was caught on cell phone video told Sean Hannity Thursday he has no doubt that it was his political beliefs that prompted the attack.
Hayden Williams said Tuesday’s violent attack at the hands of an unidentified suspect on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley started when the assailant ironically accused him of promoting aggression.
“This person claimed we were promoting violence on campus and proceeded to take his aggression out on us,” Williams told Hannity.
Williams sported a black eye while appearing on the show, the result of being violently punched in the face while helping conservative group Turning Point USA recruit members.
Although Williams was helping Turning Point USA he is not a member. He is a field representative for the Leadership Institute, a Virginia-based organization that provides training for conservative activists.
According to Williams, some UC-Berkeley students took offense to a sign that Turning Point displayed at its recruitment table that read, “Hate Crime Hoaxes Hurt Real Victims.” Williams said the person who struck him claimed that Williams and Turning Point USA were promoting violence on campus.
Here’s the video:
A search is underway for the attacker. Hopefully, he will be arrested and sent to jail.