February 3, 2017
A 21-year-old student who supports President Donald Trump was beaten up on the UC Berkeley campus less than 24 hours after violent protests led authorities to cancel a controversial speech.
Jack Palkovic says he was wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap and on his way to class Thursday when a white SUV slammed to a stop and two young men ran toward him.
One of the men screamed, grabbed Palkovic’s hat and pummeled him before the two got back in the vehicle and tried to drive away.
An Associated Press reporter witnessed the attack. Police arrived, blocked their escape and arrested both men.
Video of the incident was recorded on a cell phone by a reporter.
The footage shows Palkovic being attacked by one of the men who takes his cap.
He then gets into a skirmish with the man in an attempt to retrieve the hat.
— Jodi Hernandez (@JodiHernandezTV) February 3, 2017
This article was posted: Friday, February 3, 2017 at 10:02 am