Gothamist reporter Jake Offenhartz attacked by ‘Proud Boy’ protester

January 16, 2018
Jake Offenhartz, a reported for Gothamist, reported that he was pushed into a tree by Salvatore Cipolla, a member of the alt-right group “Proud Boys,” on February 2, 2017.Offenhartz was reporting at New York University, where “Proud Boys” founder Gavin McInnes was scheduled to speak and where large groups of protesters and counter-protesters had gathered.In an article for Gothamist, Offenhartz wrote that a “Proud Boy” counter-protester called for violence against anti-fascist protesters and then tried to punch him.”One of the …