Friday, May 26, 2017

Bike Lock Attacker Eric Clanton (Former professor) arrested in beating at Berkeley Trump rally


A 28-year-old former East Bay community college professor was arrested for a brutal bike-lock attack amid a clash between President Trump supporters and radical left demonstrators last month in Berkeley, officials said Thursday.

Video of the April 15 assault exploded on right-wing websites in the days following the clash as scores of cybersleuths began identifying Eric Clanton as the masked man seen bashing a Trump backer in the head, causing serious bleeding.

Clanton was arrested early Wednesday morning in Oakland and booked in the Berkeley Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm. He is being held on $200,000 bond and is due in court at 9 a.m. Friday.

The attack happened amid violence as pro- and anti-Trump groups tangled at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. Police arrested at least 20 people that day as officers dressed in riot gear tried unsuccessfully to keep the peace.

Video of the attack on YouTube shows a masked assailant in a black hoodie emerge from a group of protesters and clobber an unwitting man in the head. The victim, who was holding his hands up and was unarmed, immediately retreated and clutched ...
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1 comment:

  1. The first good news out of all those riots.

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