The president of a College Republicans chapter said he was attacked and choked by hard-left activists as he attended a vigil for the woman killed Saturday at the Charlottesville Unite the Right demonstration.
Ithaca College student Caleb Slater wrote in a statement that masked members of Antifa assaulted him at a Syracuse event held on Sunday in memory of Heather Heyer, who died when a driver plowed into counter-protesters in Virginia.
Slater wrote that he wore a Young America’s Foundation (YAF) hat to the vigil “as a symbol of peace,” and he hoped showing up to the left-wing Black Lives Matter program as an identifiable conservative would demonstrate that “conservatives condemn the actions of the alt-right just as much as anyone else in our culture.”
An hour into the program, Slater said he was approached by black-clad Antifa activists, one of whom shouted, “Are you with right wing media? Why do you have the f***ing hat on? You’re with Young America’s Foundation?”
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