Update: Zachary Greenberg arrested in Assault on Conservative Student at UC Berkeley

By Faye Higbee

Zachary Greenburg, 28, is being held on the Glenn Dyer jail in Oakland, California on a $30,000 bond. His arraignment is set for Monday. The felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm stems from the video last week of a Conservative UC Berkeley student being punched in the face and ending up with injuries. Greenberg was arrested on a Felony warrant Friday.

As we previously reported, the student was approached by two men while he was sitting at a Turning Point table. In a video that went viral, the victim was shown being severely punched and having damage to his eye.

Hayden Williams after the assault

The Berkeleyside reported,

Campus police have announced an arrest in the felony assault case involving a man caught on video punching another man on the UC Berkeley campus last week.

The University of California Police Department announced the arrest by email at 2:10 p.m. Friday. Police said UCPD arrested Zachary Greenberg on a warrant involving a Feb. 19 assault on Sproul Plaza. Police said last week that they had identified the suspect in the case but did not release his name until Friday.

Videos of the incident went viral last week after they were shared by conservative groups and figures calling the assault a leftist attack on students’ free speech. UC Berkeley has said that neither man is a Cal student.

According to UCPD, an Alameda County Superior Court judge issued a warrant for Greenberg’s arrest Friday. He was booked into jail at 1 p.m., UCPD said.

Hayden Williams, the victim in the assault, says that the culture of most institutes of higher learning is hostile to Conservatives. It’s that way in numerous schools from elementary to college.

Featured photo: via UCPD