Donald Trump Welcomes to CPAC Activist Punched at UC Berkeley

President Donald Trump invites to speak in the podium to Hayden Williams, a field representative of the Leadership Institute, who was assaulted at Berkeley campus speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Today, an Alameda County Superior Court Judge issued a warrant for the arrest of the suspect in the matter involving a February 19 assault on Sproul Plaza.

"We reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and unsafe ideas", he said.

No, freedom of speech does not give someone the right to drown out the words and speech of others; freedom of speech would mean little if the audience was able to silence anyone with whom they disagreed.

University police recently arrested a suspect after Mr. Williams was apparently punched during the incident. According to a statement from UC Berkeley Public Affairs, police arrested 28-year-old Zachary Greenberg and he was booked into jail on Friday afternoon. Police added that the case would be presented to the district attorney's office for "consideration of the filing of criminal charges".

The altercation broke out on Upper Sproul Plaza on UC Berkeley campus, according to UCPD. As the Washington Post reports, the complicated piece of this is that neither of the men involved in the incident were students at UC Berkeley - Williams, the victim, was just there helping the campus chapter of Turning Point with a recruiting drive.

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The attacker then knocked over the table and the two men fought over the phone.

Video footage of the altercation shows Greenberg, wearing a black shirt and trousers, angrily accosting Williams, a campus representative for the Leadership Institute. "During the incident, the suspect punched the victim several times causing injury to the victim's eye and nose".

Williams told Trump that students would continue to defend him so long as he defended them.

Kirk released a statement following the arrest and described the video evidence as "incontrovertible".

"Berkeley and all college campuses across American should be safe havens for free thought and opinions - especially for a targeted conservative minority", his statement read. "That sort of behavior is intolerable and has no place here".

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