REPORTER TAYLOR LORENZ PUNCHED BY LEFT-WING PROTESTER AT CHARLOTTESVILLE RALLY: ‘Stop the f**king recording!’
- A shirtless man approach Taylor Lorenz and shout ‘Stop the f**king recording!’
- A group shouted at me , “don’t snitch media bitch.”
Reporter Taylor Lorenz was assaulted while filming live in the aftermath of a car rampage through a crowd of Black Lives Matter activists that killed one and injured 19. She was also recording the event when a group shouted at her, “don’t snitch media bitch.”
Was just recording a stand up for the Snapchat Live story on today’s event and a group shouted at me “don’t snitch media bitch”
From Daily Mail:
Taylor Lorenz, a political reporter for The Hill, was assaulted while filming live in the aftermath of a car rampage through a crowd of Black Lives Matter activists that killed one and injured 19.
The assailant already had an active warrant out and has been arrested, Lorenz said on Twitter.
She told DailyMail.com that police said the suspect’s last name was Smith, but was uncertain of his first name.
Lorenz (who formerly worked as a reporter for DailyMail.com) was filming live at the scene for The Hill when, just feet away from her, a car struck multiple people who were marching in counter-protest to a massive white nationalist rally.
She was attacked about fifteen minutes after the car rampage, while filming first responders and police responding to the carnage in the street.
Video from the scene shows a shirtless man approach Lorenz and shout ‘Stop the f**king recording!’
Lorenz screams and her recording device spins to the ground and shuts off.
The reporter said on Twitter shortly after the assault that she was fine, adding that she was ‘really f**king pissed at the guy who punched me mostly because he cut off my stream].’
The attack on a reporter was just one instance of violence in a day filled with clashes between white nationalists and anti-fascist counter-protesters.