Suspect in Attack on Conservative Activist Pleads Not Guilty

The man suspected of injuring another man at a table for a conservative student group on Upper Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley last month has pleaded not guilty.

Zachary Greenberg, 28, on Wednesday appeared in front of an Alameda County Superior Court Judge and pleaded not guilty to felony assault, battery and criminal threat charges.

Greenberg was arrested by the University of California Police Department and booked into jail last Friday after he allegedly punched a man who was at a table for the student group Turning Point USA several times on Feb. 21.

UC Berkeley student who witnessed the attack last month told officers that two men had been fighting.

The victim started filming the argument with his phone and apparently a fight began when one of the two men slapped the phone out of the victim’s hand.

The suspect knocked over the table for Turning Point and the pair struggled over the phone. Then the suspect punched the victim several times, injuring the man’s nose and eye, police said.

The suspect left the plaza before officers arrived.

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