New York Times reporter assaulted, cameras stolen and damaged amid Capitol riot

January 6, 2021
New York Times reporter Erin Schaff wrote that she was assaulted, one of her cameras stolen and the lens of a second broken by rioters as they stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021.A riot broke out as supporters of President Donald Trump marched on the Capitol, swarmed the building and broke inside in an attempt to disrupt the Congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, Reuters reported. At a noon rally held in front of the …

Cell phone of French journalist destroyed during his livestream of Capitol riot

January 6, 2021
Vincent Jolly, a reporter for the weekly magazine of French newspaper Le Figaro, had his phone destroyed during a live report about the riots at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021.Protests organized around Congress’s confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory devolved into a riot earlier that day, Reuters reported. At a rally in front of the White House, President Donald Trump called on his supporters to protest the vote on the basis of unfounded claims of election …

Journalists threatened with assault while covering Olympia protest

January 6, 2021
Sara Gentzler, a reporter for the Olympian, and an unidentified journalist were threatened by an armed protester while covering a demonstration at the Capitol in Olympia, Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021.The protest that day was one of several held by supporters of President Donald Trump at capitols around the country, organized as the U.S. Congress was set to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. In a piece in the Olympian, Gentzler wrote that “hundreds gathered on the Washington state …
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