Conservatives are under attack! In yet another occurrence in a string of assaults, protesters at the University of California at Santa Cruz bashed a university Republicans information desk, with one allegedly spitting on a U.S. flag.
A video published on social media reveals two protesters were tearing up placards. One is witnessed appearing to spit in a 13-star “Betsy Ross” American flag laying on the ground and calls it an expression of “white supremacy.”
Dylan Temple, director of the University Republicans section at UC Santa Cruz, informed the Post Millennial that this incident started after one of the protesters grabbed one of the group’s flags.
“The Post Millennial can report that one of the assailants who destroyed a College Republicans booth and assaulted a tabler at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been identified as a 23-year-old queer activist, Martina Martin, who also uses the name, Artimus Martin.”
On Feb. 7, Martin, along with another young female, was recorded vandalizing the booth at Quarry Plaza on the UCSC campus. Martin, who uses “they” and “them” pronouns, can be noticed taking the lead on the assault by trying to forcibly yank a “Trump 2020” flag from Hayden Williams, who was tabling at the booth and also was planned as a guest presenter later on that day.
“This is a flag of white supremacy,” Martin says in the online video, which has since gone viral after being uploaded this week as the two struggle above the flag, chairs, and items are knocked over before Martin shoves Williams to the ground. Martin, after that, tears down the booth’s banner as well as spits on the Betsy Ross flag before fleeing from the arena along with the accomplice, which had torn up a sign.
The video recording fails to show what went down before the vandalism commenced, but Dylan Temple, president of College Republicans at UCSC, states that the accident started when Martin attempted to steal a flag. He says the incident was immediately reported to college campus police officers.
The incident was yet another in a string of violent attacks against conservatives. In one attack in Florida, a vehicle driver smashed his vehicle right into a Republican voter-registration tent in a Jacksonville shopping center car park, barely missing six volunteers. The man, after that, got out of his vehicle and recorded video of the smashed tent before fleeing.
In another accident, an unidentified woman allegedly punched a retired New York City police officer who was dressed in a MAGA-style outfit in a Tennessee bar. Then, in New Hampshire, a man reportedly assaulted a 15-year-old Trump supporter and two adults near a polling site during the state’s primary election.
Fox News stated that the Windham Police Department arrested Patrick Bradley, 34, and charged him with simple assault and disorderly conduct.
“Police said the incident happened Tuesday as Bradley exited the voting location inside the high school and was walking by a Trump campaign tent occupied by several supporters,” Fox News reported. “As he passed by the tent, police said, Bradley slapped a 15-year old juvenile across the face and then assaulted two other adults who attempted to intercede.”
Bradley was also accused of throwing Trump signs and also trying to destroy the tent.