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    CUNY adjunct professor charged after violent protest

    Eric Linsker, a CUNY adjunct professor who taught at Queens College, was arrested on Dec. 14 after a protest and faces a number of charges including assault in the second degree, resisting arrest, rioting in the first degree and unlawful possession of marijuana, authorities said. After joining a separate demonstration at the Brooklyn Bridge, Linsker allegedly attempted to throw a trash can at cops. However, two officers ordered him to stop, which may have led to a struggle. He ran away to escape from custody, but was arrested later at his home, police said. Linsker taught a poetry class last semester through the English department. He is also an adjunct professor at Baruch College and…