A conservative student identified as Hayden Williams was attacked on the campus of UC Berkeley today after he was confronted by several people for his political activism. One assailant punched Williams in the face and is currently being sought by the police.
"Another conservative student was assaulted on @UCBerkeley's campus. I just spoke to the survivor of the attack who is a dear friend of mine. He is in good spirits and plans on continuing to fight for conservative values on campus once his black eye is gone! What a bad a**!" Brad Devlin, the former president of the Berkeley College Republicans, tweeted Thursday.
"Can you explain what you're f*cking doing?" an angry man asked the student prior to the altercation.
"You're encouraging violence," this man said.
Soon afterward a man clad in black started to harass Williams and eventually struck him in the face.
"You wanna hit me? I'll shoot your ass. F*ck you! F*ck you! Get the f*ck out of my face!" the man said before he laid the hit.
"F*cking c*nt," the man said as he left the scene.
Devlin also shared video from the perspective of the victim.
Here is the altercation from my friends perspective. Conservative activists, take note. This is exactly the right thing to do, and I am so proud of him for recognizing the situation and not retaliating with violence. pic.twitter.com/QEuJWEQtz8— Brad Devlin (@bradleydevlin) February 21, 2019
The injured student in the above photo is Hayden Williams.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 21, 2019
He is a conservative student who was targeted and beaten by a vicious leftist on the UC Berkeley campus.
He was hospitalized by the attack and sustained massive injuries.
HELP US FIND HIS ATTACKER PLEASE pic.twitter.com/2zFNuNyfsA
Berkeley released the following statement:
BREAKING:— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 21, 2019
UC Berkeley has released a statement on the political hate crime assault on one of our @TPUSA activists.
Berkeley condemns in the strongest language the violence and asks for any assistance in identifying the assailant for police.
PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY THIS ATTACKER pic.twitter.com/SjiDyga5MI
.@UCBerkeley and Chancellor Christ just sent out a message via email to the Berkeley community condemning the attack on the conservative activist. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen! Let’s find this guy! pic.twitter.com/okHbLrX2C7— Brad Devlin (@bradleydevlin) February 21, 2019
My friend, Hayden, wants to thank all of you for the love and support. He’s giving you a wink, and wanted to let you know you’ll be hearing from him soon! pic.twitter.com/6kPmFZgQgz— Brad Devlin (@bradleydevlin) February 21, 2019