Activists say Berkeley ‘anti-Fascist’ attacker is college instructor Eric Clanton

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Trump supporter receives treatment after brutal assault at Berkeley by masked Antifa protester now thought to be a college professor. (YouTube)

During a recent confrontation between Trump supporters and violent “Antifa” protesters at Berkeley, a young man identified as Sean Stiles, was brutally assaulted by a masked protester with a bike lock, drawing blood.  Activists with 4chan and 8chan analyzed photos and videos taken of the incident and claim the attacker was Eric Clanton, a philosophy teacher at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California.

According to a post at GotNews.com, the analysis was “based on reviews of the academic’s fashion choices, facial structure, as well as his ideological leanings.”

Jack Posobiec, the Washington Bureau Chief at TheRebel Media, said Thursday that Stiles is pressing charges against Clanton:


Posobiec later said Stiles hasn’t filed charges because he doesn’t trust the Berkeley police department:


Inquisitr.com said there are no charges filed yet, and it’s not completely clear that Clanton is the perpetrator:

Furthermore, no verifiable proof has been presented to indicate that someone by the name of Sean Stiles was indeed the person we see getting smacked on the head with a bike lock in the video footage. Despite this, there are several social media and discussion forum users claiming that Sean Stiles is ready to press charges against Eric Clanton. There are also a handful of blog sites claiming in their headlines that Clanton has already been arrested, but at the time of this writing, there was no evidence to indicate that either of these things are true.

In the below tweet you can see partly how people came to their conclusions regarding Professor Clanton. However, nobody who was at the event has come out and specifically said they saw Eric Clanton assault someone with a bike lock. At this time the claims appear to be based on facial scrutinization between the bike lock attacker and images of Clanton available on the internet.

There is, however, this video:

Here’s another video showing the alleged assault and the analysis:

Posobiec also noted:


GotNews elaborated a bit further:

Last summer, Clanton contributed to the left-leaning publication Counterpunch, where he defended Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of murdering a Philadelphia police officer 30 years ago.

In a March 2016 college lecture at Fort Lewis College, a taxpayer-funded institution, Professor Clanton defended theft to students—deeming property law “problematic,” further elaborating that shoplifting may be a political act. Like many in the larger antifascist community, Clanton supports “restorative justice,” which burdens victims of crimes as well as their families.

Clanton’s account with Web discovery engine StumbleUpon documents the feminist academic’s interests in illicit drug markets, dreary regurgitation of John Oliver talking points by current Vox Media staff, the works of anarchist Emma Goldman; as well as indulgence of controlled demolition 9/11 theories.

All of which is disturbing, but really isn’t proof of assault.

The administration at Diablo Valley College has been informed of the allegations against Clanton, Robert Stacy McCain said, adding:

Based on the video, this could be at least an aggravated assault case, and arguably assault with a deadly weapon — very serious felony charges. Clanton might soon have a chance to discover how his “critical and philosophical approaches to prisons and police enforcement” work in practice. Not too well, I’d expect.

Meanwhile, Posobiec posted this YouTube video update:

And in case you’re wondering, the so-called “mainstream media” has basically ignored this story.

We’ll keep you informed of any updates as we get them.


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