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Kyle 'Based Stickman' Chapman Remanded in Custody

Chapman, hailed on social media as Based StickMan or Alt-Knight, is accused of bashing an Antifa protester in the head with a stick when fights broke out during a Berkeley "March 4 Trump" rally in May

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    Kyle Chapman, one of 10 people arrested during a violent "March 4 Trump" rally in Berkeley in May, was remanded in custody by a judge Friday. The Daly City man's bail was also set at $135,000, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. Jodi Hernandez reports. (Published Friday, Aug. 25, 2017)

    Kyle Chapman, one of 10 people arrested during a violent "March 4 Trump" rally in Berkeley in May, was remanded in custody by a judge Friday. The Daly City man's bail was also set at $135,000, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

    Chapman, hailed on social media as Based Stickman or Alt-Knight, is accused of bashing an Antifa protester in the head with a stick when fights broke out during the May rally. 

    Dressed in a hoodie, knee pads, a fume mask, goggles, and a helmet, Chapman, who was also carrying a shield, was caught on camera hitting the protester. 

    Chapman posted bail late Friday and provided no comment as he was leaving the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

    Conditions of Chapman's bail include staying away 300 yards from an anti-Marxism rally slated for Sunday in Berkeley. He is also ordered to not own, use or possess any dangerous weapons, including pepper spray, brass knuckles, wooden sticks, according to the conditions of his bail.

    Organizers and supporters for this weekend's counter demonstration said they are glad Chapman has been ordered to stay away. They are encouraging the community to go to the rally and stand against hate.

    Attorney Charles Briggs says lawyers will help counter-demonstrators if they are arrested.

    "We want the community as a whole to feel comfortable extending their enthusiasm and vigor against white supremacy," Briggs said.

    Despite his legal troubles, Chapman took to Facebook pledging to attend weekend rallies and to never surrender. His next court date is set for Sept. 5.