A veteran MMA fighter who found himself surrounded by masked anarchist-type protesters Wednesday night at the University of California, Berkeley, saved a Trump supporter from getting roughed up.
Jake Shields, 38, an MMA Welterweight fighter with a 31-8-1 record, had just finished having dinner with his girlfriend in the area of the university when he saw a man wearing a Trump hat and covered in blood getting attacked and chased down the street.
The Wednesday night protest and rampant rioting at Berkeley weres instigated by the scheduled speaking appearance of Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos. The appearance was canceled due to the ensuing carnage that occurred at the school that night.
Shields said, “There were hundreds of them around, with weapons, so I was trying to diffuse the situation with the least amount of effort possible,” he said. “Generally, when you throw a punch, guys back off.” Shields said he threw a few punches and they did back off.
Shields also stated innocent bystanders were getting attacked for no reason with clubs and pepper spray and the police refused to get involved.
According to Shields, “I went to try to get police assistance and they said they wouldn’t go in there. People were getting attacked and beat up.”
Shields saw the rioting was getting out of control and eventually got out of there.
“I stood around and tried to stop some other people from getting beat, and it just kept getting more and more chaotic, so eventually I left,” he said. “There were just too many people and too many weapons, so it was time for me to get out of there. I tried to get the police to do their job, but they weren’t willing to.”
One of the masked men recognized Jake as an MMA fighter and the ensuing conversation was captured on video:
The aftermath of me helping a guy after being jumped by thugs. The police and 100’s of civilians stood and watched. pic.twitter.com/7hN2iJ4kkf
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) February 2, 2017
H/T: MMA JUNKIE
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