Ohio State Student Arrested After Violently Tacking Anti-Trump Speaker At Rally [Video]

Patricia Ramirez

In a disturbing incident out of Ohio State University, a student has been arrested after viciously tackling a non-violent anti-Trump speaker at a Monday evening rally. Caught on video, the entire attack began with the assailant calling the anti-Trump speaker, who has been identified as Timothy Adams (or Timothy Joseph, there have been conflicting accounts), an "idiot" behind his back before rushing and tackling him down the stairs.

As CNN reports, the Ohio State student was arrested after he violently jumped on the anti-Trump speaker at the organized, non-violent anti-Trump event taking place at Ohio State University's student union building. After brutally attacking the anti-Trump speaker without cause or provocation, the Ohio State student was briefly bombarded by a group of rally attendees apparently coming to the victim's defense. Watch the entire shocking incident unfold below.

As the Ohio State student was forcibly removed from the building, the large gathering of anti-Trump protesters in attendance chanted "shame."

As ABC News reports, in the aftermath of the barbaric attack and subsequent arrest, the Ohio State student seen hurtling himself at his helpless victim was identified as 24-year-old Shane Stanton. Reportedly, the victim of the Ohio State student's attack fell down a flight of stairs after he was ruthlessly tackled from behind. Fortunately, he told the media that he didn't suffer serious injuries as a result of the unprovoked physical violence he endured.

"This attack demonstrates that we need to build more solidarity to resist the violence that Trump's rhetoric has emboldened."
"We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, welcoming and ultimately safe place for people and ideas from all corners of our society and all around the world. We protect First Amendment rights actively, but we do not under any circumstances tolerate intimidation or threats to students, faculty, staff or visitors to our campus."

Since the violence that erupted at the reportedly University-approved anti-Trump event Monday night, the university has doubled down on its promise to keep the campus safe, inclusive and welcoming. University officials are reportedly investigating the atrocious act of violence that was apparently aimed at a visitor to the school who was simply exercising his First Amendment rights.

Reportedly, Ohio State student Shane Stanton has been charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with the attack caught on tape. It is unknown whether or not he has yet retained an attorney.

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