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Ohio State student arrested for attack at anti-Trump rally

world Updated: Nov 15, 2016 13:32 IST
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An anti-Trump protester holds a sign during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.(REUTERS File Photo)

Police say an Ohio State University student shoved a man down a flight of stairs during an anti-Donald Trump rally on the Columbus campus.

University police say they arrested 24-year-old Shane Stanton yesterday and charged him with a misdemeanour count of assault after he threw himself into protester Timothy Adams and sent the man hurtling down the steps.

Adams was giving a speech from a staircase landing in the student union building when the incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m (ET). He wasn’t seriously injured in the attack.

University president Michael Drake tells the school’s student newspaper, The Lantern, that OSU protects First Amendment rights actively but does not tolerate intimidation or threats to students, faculty or campus visitors.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Stanton.