Two men have been charged in a violent confrontation at the women’s march on Saturday in Driggs, Idaho.
Scott J. Rehberg, 53, of Victor, was charged with disturbing the peace, obstruction of a highway and battery.
Greg Geffner, 61, of Driggs, was charged with disturbing the peace and obstruction of a highway.
Witnesses reported to Idaho’s Teton County Sheriff’s Office that Geffner was standing in the road “to impede traffic and yelling at vehicles,” a sheriff’s office release said. Rehberg got out of his truck and “a verbal altercation occurred between the driver and several members of the protest group,” according to the release.
Video sent to the Jackson Hole News&Guide shows the man police identified as Rehberg approaching protesters and hitting at least three of them. The video shows protesters telling him to leave but no one punched back, protesters said.
By the time deputies got there, Rehberg was gone, police said.
No one was injured in the encounter, Teton County Sheriff Tony Liford said.
Protesters disagree with the decision to charge Geffner.
“The guy who they’re claiming was blocking traffic wasn’t,” said Hunter Singleton, who was nearby when the fight started. “He was in the street parking space.”
Singleton said he was one of the protesters who encountered Rehberg.
“I looked over pretty much as soon as the guy in the truck stepped out of his vehicle,” Singleton said. “I could immediately tell he was super angry and didn’t have good intent.”
Singleton said the man was “grabbing people and throwing punches at anyone,” and that he was screaming, though it wasn’t clear what his message was. He said the man hit “several people,” including women.
Both men are likely appear in court Wednesday, Liford said.