VIDEO: Trump supporter tackled to ground at Bernie Sanders rally alleges political motive
The man seen being tackled to the ground by a security officer at VWU spoke out in a recent interview with Campus Reform.
Markus Gohring, a Trump supporter, alleged political bias on the part of the officer.
In an exclusive Campus Reform interview, Markus Gohring, the man seen in the now-viral video being tackled to the ground outside a Bernie Sanders rally on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University, said that he believes the incident was politically motivated.
Gohring, who has retained Virginia Beach attorney Tim Anderson and is seeking to press charges against the officer who tackled him to the ground, was on the VWU campus Feb. 29 standing outside the building where Sanders was set to hold a campaign rally. Gohring said he was walking around while carrying a Trump 2020 flag, talking with people lined up waiting to enter the venue. He says he never became violent or disruptive at the event that was billed as "open to the public," though it occurred on a private university's campus.
"It's an event open to the public. It didn't restrict the people to be there who were just Democrat supporters. And when an event is open to the public, anyone can attend or appear at it," Anderson told Campus Reform.