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CAIR Welcomes Arrest, Charges Against Cyclist Who Assaulted Md. Students Posting Racial Justice Flyers

(BALTIMORE, MD, 6/6/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed charges brought against a suspect arrested for allegedly physically assaulting a student posting racial justice flyers along a bike trail in Montgomery County.

SEE: Maryland National Capital Park Police – Suspect Charged with Second Degree Assault

Kensington man charged with assaulting group on Capital Crescent Trail, as seen in video

Anthony Brennan III reportedly turned himself in to police Friday evening and was charged on three counts of second-degree assault, according to Maryland National Capital Park Police.   

“It is an indication of the systemic racism minority communities face in this country that the admirable act of standing for justice results in an alleged assault,” said Director of CAIR’s office in Maryland Zainab Chaudry.

Hundreds of tips poured in after a video clip posted to social media showing the suspect attacking a young woman posting flyers about justice for George Floyd before ramming his bicycle into another student went viral, accumulating over 25 million views.

Maryland State Police and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh have also been involved in the case.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.


CONTACT: CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry,, 410-971-6062

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