The NYPD is seeking a suspect wanted for committing an assault on Columbia University campus earlier this week.
The incident took place on Monday, November 28 at about 7:50 p.m. during a protest against China’s COVID-19 regulations in front of 535 West 116th Street.
A 21-year-old female participant was approached by an unidentified male counter protestor who punched her multiple times in the head, causing her to lose consciousness, police say. The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition.
Police released an image of the suspect on Thursday.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.
“Silent protest at @Columbia University against China’s zero Covid strategy by Chinese students and their allies,” reads an Instagram post shared by someone in attendance. “No doubt these young people are being surveilled by the Chinese government and I greatly admire their courage.”
Here are some visuals of Monday evening’s protest.
Proving once again that cockroaches come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Hope they throw the book at this coward. Not one person could jump on him and stop the assault? Now watch the spineless goon gets away with it. Given today’s article in The New York Times (first page, below-the-fold of the Saturday (12/3) Business section) on the obscene amount of surveillance, following, wire-tapping, harassment, et al. that the Chinese government pursues ON OUR SOIL let alone in China against anyone who protests this paranoid regime’s policies, I’m sure this bastard is an “agent” or government operative. Even if we could track him down (State Department will have already taken over from NYPD), he’s already in an embassy and thus, foreign soil protected by diplomatic immunity or already on his way back home, branded a hero in that repressive, tyrannical country’s eyes.