Kyle Chapman, known popularly as the ‘Based Stickman’ or ‘Alt-Knight’ after a well-publicized beatdown of ANTIFA put him in the news, is heading back to Berkeley for round two. This time, he has some serious backup. He will be joined by Lauren Southern, Brittany Pettibone, Vaughn Neville, and others for a Patriots Day rally scheduled for Saturday.
Heavy leftist opposition is anticipated for the rally. Chapman has already been assaulted this week while filming a publicity shot for the rally in a public park. In the video, Chapman was stalked and harassed by ANTIFA thugs before a fight ensued. Chapman posted that he was arrested for his role in the incident. Nevertheless, he remains undeterred and is ready for this weekend’s demonstration.
“This is another example of left-wing thugs trying to intimidate and threaten real Americans when we try to exercise our First Amendment rights,” Chapman said in a Facebook post. “We CANNOT let that fly. #FightBack #WeAreAllBased.”
Chapman was previously arrested at a March 4 Trump rally in Berkeley last month. When ANTIFA and other leftists crashed the event in an attempt to disrupt free speech, Chapman was prepared for battle. Unwilling to tolerate his rights being crushed, Chapman wielded his stick at the skull of a communist rioter. For his bold actions, Chapman gained national fame and became a polarizing figure–revered by the right and scorned by the left.
The Free Speech rally will be hosted by the Liberty Revival Alliance, founded by Rich Black. He is adamant that this is a patriotic rally with no violent, extreme or racial undertones. All claims to the contrary are leftist defamation attempts, he says.
The event will take place on Saturday, Apr. 15 at the Civic Center Park located at 2151 M.L.K. Jr Way, Berkeley, California 94704. It will take place from Noon to 4pm. Patriotic protesters will be opposed by Berkeley ANTIFA, who are urging their members to hide behind masks.