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 …

Oregon cameraman attacked while covering ICE protest

June 4, 2019
KATU cameraman Carter Maynard was harassed and assaulted while covering a protest on June 28, 2018, outside the offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Portland, Oregon.Prosecutors pursued charges against a 33-year-old woman for the attack, alleging that she slammed a wooden gate into Maynard’s head, and that her motivation was due to hostility toward the press. She was acquitted by a Multnomah County jury in May 2019.The Oregonian reported that the medical professionals who examined Maynard diagnosed him …

Portland Mercury reporter Kelly Kenoyer shoved while filming Patriot Prayer rally

July 11, 2018
Portland Mercury reporter Kelly Kenoyer was shoved while covering a far right rally in Portland, Oregon, on June 3, 2018.“It was a scary experience—the first violent protest I've covered, and I had a bit of that violence directed at me,” she wrote in a piece for Portland Mercury.Kenoyer told Freedom of the Press Foundation that she began covering the Patriot Prayer rally around 4 p.m., at which point there were around 20 people aligned with the far-right Patriot Prayer group …
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