RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (ALBOENEWS) — A journalist for CBS 6 in Richmond, Virginia, was assaulted while covering protests there on Sunday evening, video shows.
CBS 6 reporter Melissa Hipolit tweeted that the photographer was “hit with a stick in the back of the head by a protestor for shooting video of protest with his phone.”
Prior to the incident, the crowd had been chanting “film the clan, don’t film us.”
The photographer was transported to the hospital.
— Laura French (@lfrenchnews) August 14, 2017
Our photojournalist reported back that he got 4 staples after a protester hit him in the head. pic.twitter.com/bG5JRYfksJ
— WTVR CBS 6 Richmond (@CBS6) August 14, 2017