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Conservative campus activist who was socked in the face at UC-Berkeley for sign saying 'hate crime hoaxes hurt real victims', says man accused him of 'promoting violence' before punching him (3 Pics)

A conservative activist who was assaulted on the University of California-Berkeley campus has spoken out. 
Hayden Williams spoke with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday night, still sporting a black eye from the violent attack that occurred while he was recruiting for Turning Point USA on Tuesday.
Williams said that he at the recruiting table speaking with a Berkeley student who expressed interest in the group, when two men stormed up behaving 'erratically' and began swearing. 
He said that the attacker expressed outrage over a sign at the table that read 'hate crime hoaxes hurt real victims,' a reference to allegations that actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack against himself in Chicago. 
'This person said we were promoting violence on campus and proceeded to take his aggression out on us,' Williams said of the attacker.
The conservative activist said he had witnesses who would verify that he did nothing to instigate the attack, and that he began filming within seconds of being approached by the attacker. 
The video shows the man who attacked Williams shouting: 'Mother f**ker. You racist little inbred b***h. C**t!'  
At one point, he also threatened to 'shoot' Williams.
Williams said that as the attack unfolded, a number of people simply stood by and watched.
'Some students nearby tabling were laughing, even one guy was smiling while I was being attacked and trying to hand me his flyer as a joke,' he told Campus Reform.
'The idea is free speech has consequences.... which include you getting assaulted if they find you promoting ideas others don't agree with.'
Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point, a campus group devoted to limited government and free markets, said that the incident highlighted a double standard. 
'Imagine if the attacker was wearing MAGA hat, would be national news! This is the violent left!' Kirk wrote on Twitter.

The incident drew notice from several conservative figures with national profiles.
'When a liberal like Jussie cries wolf and fakes an attack he receives unmatched coverage, sympathy & support creating a tsunami of attention,' wrote Don Trump Jr on Twitter. 'When a conservative student literally gets punched in the face and it’s caught on video it barely makes a ripple.'
Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, wrote: 'This is abhorrent behavior against free speech on campus. No form of violence is acceptable!'
Williams was helping Turning Point USA, but he is not actually a member of the group. Williams is campus representative for Leadership Institute, which runs Campus Reform, the website that first reported on the incident. 
Guillermina Castro, a UC-Berkeley freshman, told Fox News that she was spearheading the drive to create a Turning Point chapter on campus, and that Williams was helping her by manning the table while she was in class. 
She said she was shocked to return to find the flyers on the table ripped up and Williams nursing his injured eye.
Castro said that when she tweeted about the incident, she received a flood of messages applauding the attack, and accusing her of being a 'white supremacist.'
'I said 'Wait, I'm Latina!' she said. 
UC-Berkeley campus police said in a statement that the attack took place at 3.29pm on Upper Sproul Plaza.
Police said that there were two men who approached the table and confronted the alleged victim.
'A physical confrontation ensued when one of the two men slapped the phone out of the victim’s hand,' the police statement said. 
.The suspect then knocked over the table the victim was at and the two men struggled over the phone. During the incident, the suspect punched the victim several times causing injury to the victim’s eye and nose.'
Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact campus police investigators at 510-642-6760.  

1 comment:

  1. Typical little pussy Antifa A-hole doing exactly what they are supposedly against. They are too stupid to even figure that out.