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 news bitch,” a man can be heard saying in the video footage. “Fuck you!” The man then smacks the camera sideways.

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