(Campus Reform) Jesse Morrell, a Christian open-air preacher, was allegedly punched in the face by anti-racism activists at the University of Missouri on Thursday.

KCOU 8’s Mark Kim first tweeted a picture Thursday afternoon that showed Morell with a bloody lip, and the caption: “Preacher Jesse Morrell tells me someone punched him while he was preaching at Speakers Circle.” Four minutes later Kim tweeted a video of Morrell telling his side of the story; Kim added the caption: “Morrell shares his account of the altercation that resulted in him getting punched at Speakers Circle.”

“And because I said Michael Brown died for disrespecting the police, I got popped in the mouth a few times and other students kinda pulled this guy away,” Morrell is heard saying. Morrell, who described his attacker as a black man with dreadlocks, went on to say that the man kept trying to attack him, and threw “a few more punches that he missed.”

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