A SUPPORTER of President Donald Trump claims a security guard tackled him outside of a campaign rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday for carrying a Trump 2020 flag.
Markus Gohring shared a video on Facebook and claims he was “attacked by a security guard” at the event in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and “tackled to the ground.”
Sanders hosted a campaign rally on Saturday at Virginia Wesleyan University, just days before the state votes in the presidential primary on Super Tuesday.
Gohring identifies himself as the man in the video who is seen waving a Trump 2020 flag while apparently walking in a parking lot.
Today at a Bernie Sanders rally I was attacked by a security guard and tackled to the ground. I would have expected this from a Bernie supporter but not from a guard. I was walking off ground and walking for that guy too slow. This is how your first amendment rights are violated at todays universities. After I step out of the video I run because the officer pulls his club.
A person behind the camera shouts at the security guard, “Sir, you don’t have to touch him!” before the security guard grabs the flag pole and knocks it to the ground.
A struggle ensues between Gohring and the guard, and Gohring seems to lose his balance before they both ultimately fall to the ground.
In the clip, Gohring manages to get up and walk away. The security guard seemingly gets up with what appears to be a police baton or stick in his hand.
“I was attacked by a security guard and tackled to the ground,” he wrote on Facebook Saturday. “I would have expected this from a Bernie supporter but not from a guard.”
“I was walking off ground and walking for that guy too slow. This is how your first amendment rights are violated at todays universities.”
Gohring added: “After I step out of the video I run because the officer pulls his club.”
The Sun has reached out to the Sanders campaign for confirmation and comment on the video.
According to local news reports, thousands of people were expected to attend the rally at Virginia Wesleyan University, which began around 6.30pm Saturday.
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