Footage of a young Bernie Sanders getting arrested has hit the web, on the day of Nevada’s Democratic presidential caucuses.
The documentary company, Kartemquin Films, has released clips from 1963 showing two police officers arresting a male student during a civil rights protest in Chicago.
Sanders’ campaign confirmed to The Chicago Tribune that the man in question is in fact the future Vermont senator, who was a 21-year-old University of Chicago student at the time.
“Bernie identified it himself,” Tad Devine, a senior adviser to the campaign, told the newspaper, adding that Sanders has seen the digital image.
“He looked at it – he actually has his student ID from the University of Chicago in his wallet – and he said, ‘Yes, that indeed is (me).’ ”
Sanders’ campaign also retweeted the Tribune‘s black and white archival photo of the presidential hopeful getting escorted by police after protesting segregation in Chicago Public Schools.
According to the negative of the arrest photo, the incident occurred on Aug. 12, 1963, near South 73rd Street and Lowe Avenue.
And based on the Tribune‘s records, Sanders was found guilty and charged with resisting arrest, and paid a $25 fine.
During his time at the University of Chicago, Sanders was a leader of a civil rights group called the Congress of Racial Equality.