Keith Campbell was a reporter at the scene in Berkeley, California on Sunday, to record what he identified as a “Say No To Marxism” rally.
The peaceful rally took a turn for the worst after antifa began to strike participants, and others at the scene, including Campbell.
The assault was recorded by various sources and aired during a segment with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
Campbell describes to Carlson that he did not provoke the assailants, but was pushed to the ground and viciously beaten, kicked, and hit with weapons.
According to his own account, the horrendous assault made him fearful of losing his life.
After watching the recording, Carlson echoed Campbell’s account saying he too thought Campbell may have been killed.
Luckily for Campbell, several men quickly came to his defense, confronting the antifa group.
One of these men was leftist journalist, Al Letson, seen wearing the red shirt in the video.
Here’s his take, per Washington Times:
Now-viral video footage showed the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Al Letson shielding a man, who later identified himself as a President Trump supporter and vlogger, from a group of violent “anti-fascist” activists during clashes in Berkeley on Sunday. Videos showed masked, black-clad activists hitting the man with poles and punching and kicking him repeatedly as he laid on the ground. Mr. Letson then draped himself over the man and repeatedly screamed “Stop!” until the attackers relented.
“I was scared they were going to kill him,” said Mr. Letson, who hosts the center’s Reveal podcast. “So the only thing I could think was I wanted to get on top of him to protect him.”
“I wasn’t there to save anyone. I was there to cover the protest which was largely peaceful. I’m no saint, savior, or some great peacemaker, I’m just a man. I wasn’t taking sides btw the protestors. I am a journalist,” Mr. Letson wrote in a series of tweets. “The last thing I wanted was to be apart of the story. I don’t want the focus on me. But of all the things I am, I am a human first. I didn’t know who the man was, I didn’t care, he was in trouble and I reacted.”
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