Protester Tackled During Anti-Trump Demonstration at Ohio State

A protester at an anti-Trump rally was shoved to the ground.

ByJ.J. Gallagher
November 15, 2016, 3:35 AM

— -- An Ohio State University student who violently tackled a student protester in the middle of a speech has been arrested and charged with assault.

The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Monday during a campus protest when Timothy Adams, an anti-Trump demonstrator speaking in front of few dozen people, was shoved down a flight of stairs, The Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper reported.

Adams was not seriously hurt in the incident.

The attacker, identified as 24-year-old Shane Stanton, was arrested by police and charged with one count of misdemeanor assault.

Stanton was also placed under indefinite suspension from the university, Gerard Basalla, president of the Undergraduate Student Government, told The Lantern.

“The assault that occurred — that’s what it was — in the Union tonight is completely unacceptable,” Basalla said. “Every person on this campus has the right to feel safe and voice their opinion without fearing harm. We can’t be having this.”

ABC News' Geoffrey Eisler and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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