- Date of Incident
- March 25, 2017
- Huntington Beach, California
- Julie Leopo (OC Weekly)
- Private individual
- Was the journalist targeted?
March 25, 2017
Julie Leopo, a photographer for OC Weekly, was assaulted alongside OC Weekly photographer Brian Feinzimer and intern Frank Tristan on March 25, 2017, while covering a pro-Donald Trump march in Huntington Beach, California.
After one demonstrator approached Leopo yelling “fake news” and repeatedly hit her with an American flag, Feinzimer turned his camera on the demonstrator and a violent 30 minute brawl ensued.
Leopo claims that she reported her attacker to a police officer, but the officer refused to write a report.
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