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 …

Gothamist reporter Jake Offenhartz attacked by ‘Proud Boy’ protester

January 16, 2018
Jake Offenhartz, a reported for Gothamist, reported that he was pushed into a tree by Salvatore Cipolla, a member of the alt-right group “Proud Boys,” on February 2, 2017.Offenhartz was reporting at New York University, where “Proud Boys” founder Gavin McInnes was scheduled to speak and where large groups of protesters and counter-protesters had gathered.In an article for Gothamist, Offenhartz wrote that a “Proud Boy” counter-protester called for violence against anti-fascist protesters and then tried to punch him.”One of the …
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