Last week, a video emerged online of a politically heated altercation on the UC Berkeley Campus. One man could be seen punching and attacking another. Several groups on social media, who primarily identify as conservative, shared the cell phone clip. Many were calling the whole ordeal a “leftist” attack on a student’s right to free speech. It was later revealed that neither of the individuals spotted on the video were actually students.
Now, one man has been arrested for the assault. Zachary Greenberg’s arrest warrant was issued on March 1st after investigators identified him in the viral footage. He was transported to the Glenn Dyer Jail at around 12:15 P.M. Greenberg is now facing felony assault charges. Jail records uncovered that police will be pursuing charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm. His charges also note that the force used could have caused great bodily injury. His bail has been set at $30,000, and a hearing is set for March 4th.
The other individual in the viral footage has also been identified as Hayden Williams. The 26-year-old is also not a student at the university, but he does visit numerous campuses with The Leadership Institute. His group identifies as conservative.
While spreading his message at Berkeley that day, Williams says he was approached by two men. The men were enraged at the group’s signs. They reportedly ripped multiple signs, knocked over the group’s table and began punching Williams. According to the victim, Greenberg also threatened to shoot him.