The man at the center of a disturbance at a Donald Trump rally in Nevada Saturday claims he was beaten by the Republican nominee's supporters, according to the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper.
In an interview with the media outlet, the man — who identified himself as Austyn Crites from Reno — said that people turned on him when he held up a sign reading: "Republicans against Trump".
"There were people booing, that's expected right? Then all of a sudden these people next to me are just starting to get violent. They are grabbing at my arm, trying to rip the sign out of my hand," he said.
"People started going crazy, these people who couldn't grab the sign, they started tackling me and then it just piled on. Someone yelled something about a gun. I was yelling down there: 'There is no gun, I only have a sign'."
The report also states that the protester claims he was kicked, punched and choked, and feared for his life. Read the full report here.