On Saturday night in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan, an apparent Antifa supporter, 30, beat up and choked a 56-year-old Trump supporter attending a right-wing event.
Roughly 80 protesters rallied at the event; according to police, the alleged assailant, David Campbell, followed the victim after he left the FREQ nightclub in Hell’s Kitchen where the event, “A Night for Freedom,” was being held. Campbell allegedly punched and choked the victim so aggressively that the victim stopped breathing; his pulse became faint as well.
One witness, Ali Thomas, told the New York Daily News, “I saw him hit the old man. One hit. He swung hard. He hit him hard. The old man's head hit the curb.” Police attested that first responders had to perform CPR on the victim, who regained consciousness when he was in the ambulance.
According to the New York Post, police said Campbell, who carried a can of mace, also attempted to put a headlock on the officer arresting him. Campbell was charged with strangulation, multiple counts of assault, resisting arrest, loitering, criminal possession of a weapon, and obstruction of government administration as well as attempted assault and attempted criminal obstruction of breathing for his actions with the officer.