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 …