A member of Antifa was caught on camera appearing to chain the doors shut at a College Republican event at the University of Washington campus, and was quickly apprehended by members of the Proud Boys fraternal organization who were providing security for the event then subsequently arrested by local police.
Operation Cold Front founder Saleem Juma was delivering a speech for the College Republicans when a member of Antifa allegedly used a chain to attempt to lock the door, possibly so other members of Antifa could commit acts of violence on the attendees. Proud Boys and private security hired by Juma were able to quickly open the doors, provoking the Antifa member to run out of the building, where he was held by Proud Boys members until police were able to arrest him.
“This is how much they’re afraid of us,” said Juma, holding the chain. “They tried to lock us in here.”
A police officer on scene quickly asked attendees if they could identify the man, prompting one of the Proud Boys providing security to tell the officer he was being held. Footage shows police placing handcuffs on the suspect and placing him into a police cruiser.