A University of Illinois graduate instructor was arrested for assaulting two students during an anti-Trump protest last Thursday, stealing the phone of one student and throwing it on the sidewalk, reports Campus Reform.
Tariq Khan charged the students in a rage after one of them mocked the 39-year-old by asking,
“Don’t you have anything better to do? Don’t you have kids?”
According to Campus Reform, Khan is a PhD candidate at the university and has taught courses such as “Constructing Race in America” and “U.S. Gender History since 1877.” He is also involved with various anarchist and communist organizations including Black Rose Anarchist Federation and Antifa, in addition to working with the undergraduate socialist students.
Three weeks earlier, Khan aided the campus student government in shutting down the university’s homecoming parade for including a float celebrating the school’s former mascot “Chief Illiniwek.”
The incident has been reported to University of Illinois police, and Khan was placed under arrest and issued a notice to appear to appear in court for criminal damage to property, with police valuing the cell phone at $700.
Shouting a fake claim, such as the one made by Khan, could very well be an Antifa taught tactic used to confuse witnesses. I have also seen coppers use this when arresting individuals.