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Bentley University student attacked for conservative activism

A pattern of harassment

A conservative student was assaulted while gathering signatures for a Fox News host to come to his campus. The attack occurred earlier this year and is only just coming to light.

In a video posted to Twitter by Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk Monday, Bentley University College Republicans President Alex Christoffersen is seen being assaulted by an unidentified individual who tells him “you should be scared for your safety.”

The video, filmed by Christoffersen, appears to show the young activist getting shoved by a fellow student after an exchange of words. Christoffersen was seated at a table gathering signatures for a petition to bring Fox host Tomi Lahren to campus.

Breitbart News reports that the assailant told police that he “felt very disrespected” because Christoffersen’s table featured decorations of President Trump.

The April incident wasn’t the only campus harassment that Christoffersen has suffered.

“According to two additional purported Bentley University police reports, Christoffersen’s door had been vandalized several times during March and April, which included students spitting on his door, tearing down his posters, and taping up ‘Title IX’ posters,” Breitbart reported.

A police report said that a school official told Christoffersen that ”getting people to stop removing posters on his door would be difficult, as it is most likely different perpetrators in every instance.”

Christoffersen told Breitbart that he reported the incidents to the school’s bias incident response team, but a report from that team stated that it would not respond to the incident because politically charged harassment is not included under the team’s directive.

In a statement to Breitbart, a university spokesman said: “Bentley University is committed to freedom of speech and diverse expression, and part of our educational mission is to help our students learn to live out those values on a daily basis.”

Read the Breitbart report.

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