Protester accused of attacking Trump supporter is charged with assault

Police charged a protester who allegedly attacked a Trump supporter after an event at a Manhattan nightclub Saturday night that was headlined by ultra right-winger Mike Cernovich.

Violence erupted around 10:30 p.m. when anti-Trump protesters, including 30-year-old David Campbell, clashed with alt-right supporters as they were leaving A Night For Freedom, a ticketed event held at a nightclub on West 50th Street and 12th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen.

About 80 protesters gathered outside as event-goers spilled out of the venue.

Police said Campbell spotted and followed the 56-year-old victim who had left the event. Once they were about a block away, Campbell allegedly choked and punched the man.

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