Antifa Professor Charged With Assault at UNC Confederate Statue Protest

‘He should not be teaching, and he should not be earning taxpayer dollars…’

Antifa Professor Charged With Assault During "Silent Sam" Rally

UNC Assistant Prof. Dwayne Dixon/IMAGE: Wild Smile via Youtube

(Lionel Parrott, Liberty Headlines) An editor for a conservative news site is pressing charges against a University of North Carolina professor who allegedly assaulted him during the protest to tear down the Confederate monument “Silent Sam” in Chapel Hill.

The Herald-Sun reports that Patrick Howley, editor-in-chief at Big League Politics and a former reporter for Breitbart News, posted video of the confrontation, which happened the night Silent Sam was removed from his pedestal.

Dwayne Dixon, an assistant professor at UNC’s Department of Asian Studies, is also a member of “Redneck Revolt,” a branch of Antifa that describes itself as “anti-racist, anti-fascist community defense.”

Dixon and Redneck Revolt were present at last year’s Charlottesville rally, which saw clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters. Dixon bragged that he chased down the car of James Fields with a rifle just before Fields plowed into a group of the counter-protesters, which resulted in the death of Heather Heyer.

Howley’s questioning Dixon on the matter of Heyer’s death apparently led to the recent Chapel Hill confrontation. In the grainy video from Howley, Dixon approaches him and repeatedly asks why Howley is a coward.

NOTE: Video contains graphic language.

Dixon is being served with a criminal summons and is ordered to appear in court three weeks from now. The charge is simple assault, meaning no weapons were used and no one was seriously hurt from the incident.

This isn’t the first time the professor has had a brush with the law. Last year in the city of Durham, police charged him with bringing a weapon to a demonstration and going armed to the terror of the people (with a semi-automatic rifle) during a rally against the Ku Klux Klan, which was rumored to be gathering in the area. The Klan never showed.

“He should not be teaching, and he should not be earning taxpayer dollars,” said Howley.