Protesters smack away NBC News reporter Cal Perry’s camera in Charlottesville

August 15, 2018
On August 11, 2018, NBC News reporter Cal Perry was covering an anti-racist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, when protesters grabbed his TV camera and pushed it away.Anti-fascist protesters gathered in Charlottesville to commemorate Heather Heyer, who was murdered during the far-right “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville the previous year.While covering the demonstration, Perry tweeted that a number of protesters seemed hostile toward him and other reporters.He later tweeted a video of an altercation with a protester.“Fuck you, snitch ass …

Independent livestreamer kicked while reporting in Charlottesville

January 16, 2018
Jen Patrice, an independent journalist who livestreams under the handle witlessX, was repeatedly attacked by white nationalist protesters while livestreaming demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017.Patrice told the Freedom of the Press Foundation that she was filming a group of marching protesters at a “Unite the Right” rally when three of the protesters assaulted her. She said that one protester knocked her camera to the ground, a second tried to grab it after she picked it up, and …