The article said Gregory Nelson "received cheers and handshakes from anti-Iran protesters after slugging Foreign Ministry mouthpiece Ramin Mehmanparast on 48th St. near Second Ave."
He told the paper it felt good to punch the man as he walked by the demonstration but noted "It wasn't that hard."
Gregory was one of reportedly thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the UN as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke inside to the General Assembly.
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