Asheville Police investigating assault at ACAB seminar

From Asheville Police Department:

Asheville Police are investigating an assault that occurred during an ACAB seminar held Saturday afternoon at the West Asheville Library.
APD officers responded to reports of a fight in progress around 2:57 p.m. on June 29th at the West Asheville Library, where between 80 and 100 people were attending an ACAB seminar titled “Strategic Lessons from the Palestinian Resistance.” Upon arrival, officers observed the crowd dispersing. They identified three victims who reported an altercation followed by an assault ensued while they were live-streaming the event on social media. The victims told officers another attendee forcefully took one of their cell phones, after which a large crowd proceeded to attack and assault them. The victims suffered minor injuries and were checked out by EMS.
During the investigation, Taylor Danielle Zarkin (06/15/1989) was charged with two counts of Resisting, Delay, and Obstruct. The investigation into the robbery and assault is ongoing. 
We ask anyone with information regarding the incident or identification of the offenders to please contact the APD at (828) 252-1110. You can also submit an anonymous tip using the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store) or by texting TIP2APD to 847411.


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