Trump supporter: I was 'tackled to the ground' at Bernie Sanders rally at Va. college
- New viral video shows a man with a Trump flag being "tackled" to the ground by a security officer.
- The incident allegedly occurred at Virginia Wesleyan University at a Bernie Sanders rally.
Virginia Wesleyan University is under fire after video surfaced on social media showing a security officer confronting a man with a Trump flag.
Markus Gohring posted a video on Facebook Saturday showing what he says is him being "tackled to the ground" by a security guard. Gohring said the incident happened as Sen. Bernie Sanders, the leading Democratic presidential contender, held a rally on campus the same night.
"Today at a Bernie Sanders rally I was attacked by a security guard and tackled to the ground. I would have expected this from a Bernie supporter but not from a guard. I was walking off ground and walking for that guy too slow. This is how your first amendment rights are violated at todays [sic] universities. After I step out of the video I run because the officer pulls his club," Gohring described in the Facebook post.
Sanders was scheduled to host a rally at the Virginia Beach campus Saturday at 8 p.m., just days before Virginia votes on Super Tuesday.
Campus Reform reached out to Gohring for more details on what exactly occurred. Gohring responded by saying, "After I['ve] spoken with my lawyer I'll let you know."
It's unclear who the security guard in the video is, or whether he works directly for the university.
Virginia Wesleyan University did not return a request for comment in time for publication.