According to eyewitnesses, an unidentified person was stabbed at DePaul University’s campus on Tuesday, May 30, after a dispute between opposing protests.
Speaking to DePaul Online, Nick, a DePaul student who preferred his last name not be used, said that he saw two people arguing, one in black and one in orange, outside of his Sheffield Square apartment.
via DePaul Online:
The DePaul student says that the man in black was shouting that the other man had a knife. Nick said he watched the two walk out of sight from his apartment window, and then heard what sounded like a crash and a series of thuds. Public Safety, Nick said, “leisurely strolled over” to the scene. Though it was out of sight he said that “something violent absolutely happened.”
“One guy definitely looked like he’d been stabbed, he had a cloth on the back of his head to stop the bleeding,” Nick said. “I saw three security officers not really intervening. It didn’t look like there was any rigorous response to it.”
The Chicago General Defense Committee’s (CGDC) “Rally Against Hate” started out as an event that was closely watched by Public Safety outside the main entrance of the Student Center. But it eventually turned into a screaming match between the group, the DePaul College Republicans and other bystanders.
Similarly, DePaul’s Office of Public Safety confirmed that a man was stabbed during an altercation between two men around May 30 at 2331 North Sheffield.
According to reports, a bystander was able to subdue the alleged attacked. Then, the DePaul Public Safety detained the suspect until the Chicago Police Department arrived to take him into custody. The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated.
As for the protests on DePaul’s campus, they were occurring in response to the cancellation of an appearance by Gavin McInnes, a conservative writer, media figure, and one of the founding members of Vice.
On one side were “Antifa” protesters and, according to Nick, perhaps some anarchists. On the other side, were members of a “pro-Western fraternal organization” started by McInnes called the Proud Boys, and some members of the DePaul College Republicans.
Neither the victim nor the alleged suspect have been identified.