Cal State Fullerton Professor Assaults Republican Student at "Students for Justice in Palestine" Rally
Police are investigating an incident where a lecturer at California State University, Fullerton, allegedly assaulted a student while the College Republicans club was counter-protesting a “No Ban No Wall” protest held by the school’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine.
The description for the protest event mentioned that “a large population of students at CSUF have been attacked because of the identities they hold.” The agenda for the event included a protest, march around campus, and a group prayer led by the Muslim Student Association.
According to eyewitnesses, Eric Canin, a part time anthropology professor, took offense to the presence of College Republicans during the protest, and assaulted College Republican Bryce Ingalls.
Canin approached the College Republicans group as they were marching, and attempted to rip away the sign College Republican Jared Lopez was holding.
Another member of the group, Bryce Ignalls, saw what was happening and allegedly attempted to separate the professor from the student.
Canin did not wish to desist and allegedly proceeded to purposefully strike Ignalls in the face, according the College Republicans.
Fullerton Republicans President, Christopher Boyle, says he saw Canin attacking Ingalls, and immediately intervened to physically detain Canin until police apprehended the rogue anthropology professor.