A male preacher carrying a “women belong in the kitchen” sign was punched in the face and knocked to the ground by a female Alabama college student.
The student was captured on video striking the preacher on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus on Tuesday.
A witness who filmed the ordeal told AL.com that the preacher and other demonstrators had been waving around the “misogynistic” signs before the student approached.
In addition to the kitchen sign, the witness said another placard read women “shouldn’t be in college.”
Footage of the ordeal appeared to show the preacher hitting the female student with his sign as she confronted him.
She then socked him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.
The student appeared to strike the preacher several more times before campus police rushed in to intervene, the video shows.
Police say they are investigating the incident but have not confirmed if any arrests have been made, or if anyone was injured.
“There was a concerning, very unfortunate altercation on campus yesterday between demonstrators and what appeared to be a student,” a university spokesman said.
“We cannot comment further at this time, as this is an ongoing investigation.”