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Urban Legend: Based Stick Man. Free-lance Crowd Protector

Kyle Chapman (Based Stick Man)

Famous for protecting Pro-Trump audience from George Soro’s organized paid Anti-Fa riot mobs in Berkeley, Calif.

Kyle Chapman (born November 12, 1975) is an American from Daly City, California.[11] He is better known on the internet as Based Stick Man or the Alt Knight.[18]


Chapman is married to Haley Ly. They have a baby boy together.[28]  

Berkeley Protests

Fighting <a class="tooltippable" data-mce-href="/Communism/" data-username="Communism" href="/Communism/">Communism</a>
Meme of Based Stick Man Fighting Communism

 On March 4, 2017, Kyle Chapman attended a Pro-Trump rally in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, which located on the campus of UC Berkeley. He was dressed in protective gear, as he believed the rally would turn violent.[24] He states the following in a documented video:


“In case anyone wants to know why I’m dressed like this, it’s because the Communists in the masks behind you are violent fascist extremists who attack anybody who doesn’t agree with them.”[81]

Sometime after his speech, fights started to break out and an old man was pepper sprayed by Antifa.[23] 


Based Stick Man in Action
Based Stick Man in Action

In a video, men in black can be seen trying to grab a yellow flag (most likely a Gadsen Flag), dragging a man in a kilt, and were throwing punches at people.[72] Kyle Chapman, dressed in protective gear, began to defend himself against the attackers with a stick. Multiple eyewitnesses report that Kyle was defending Trump supporters.[4] [6] The stick originally had a sign on it that said Blue Lives Matter.[68]

A detractor posted on Facebook that Kyle is a white supremacist and was attacking peaceful protestors.[21] A tweet from Kyle’s girlfriend and video of the incident contradict those accusations.[19] [28]


Based Stick Man was holding a Blue Live Matter Sign
Based Stick Man was holding a Blue Live Matter Sign


After the incident, the Berkeley Police arrested Chapman was arrested by the police for 5 felonies and 1 misdemeanor:[39]

  • Carrying concealed weapon/dirk or dagger[80]
  • Sell/furnish tear gas: MNR
  • Illegal use of tear gas/tear gas WPN
  • Assault with a stun gun/less lethal weapon
  • Assault with a deadly weapon (not firearm)
  • Rioting
Channeling <a class="tooltippable" data-mce-href="/meme-magic/" data-username="meme-magic" href="/meme-magic/">Meme Magic</a> to defeat his enemies
Channeling Meme Magic to defeat his enemies

A video shows multiple people questioning why they were arresting him and saying that they were arresting the wrong guy.[22]

On March 6, a petition was created and submitted to the White House website for President Trump to pardon Kyle Chapman.[45]

A legal defense fund on Wesearchr was created to help fund his defense. As of midnight on March 8, 2017, 1326 people donated a total of $73,295.[50]

On March 6th, Kyle was released from prison on $5,000 bail.[79]

His arraignment on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 9:00 AM at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse.[39]

Birth of a Meme

Original Photo of Based Stick Man 
Original Photo of Based Stick Man 

On March 5, 2017, a photo of Chapman began circulating online and he earned the title of Based Stick Man. Multiple memes about Based Stick Man have manifested on the internet that celebrates his actions of self-defense.[25]

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