The professor's lawyer accuses the student of being "antagonistic, menacing and aggressive."

By: KDKA-TV News

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Penn State University professor is charged with assaulting a student during a protest.

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The Centre Daily Times reports W. Oliver Baker has been arrested and charged. He is an assistant professor of English and African American studies.

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During a pro-vaccine rally, police say Baker pulled a counterprotester to the ground and hurt him in a scuffle.

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Baker’s lawyer accuses the student of being “antagonistic, menacing and aggressive.”