An angry mob of rioters stoked by the death of a black man at the apparent hand of a Minneapolis cop turned its rage on a Fox News crew early Saturday, chasing and pummeling the journalists outside the White House in a harrowing scene captured on video. Veteran reporter Leland Vittert was covering protests in Lafayette Park just before1 a.m. with three crewmembers when as many as a dozen masked protesters surrounded them, in footage caught by the Daily Caller.
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“This was the scariest situation I’ve been in since I got chased out of Tahrir Square by a mob, and this was equally scary,” said Vittert. "We were very clearly on our own, and in that situation, you just don't know how things are going to play out," he added.
"I give a lot of credit to them," Vittert said early Saturday. "I'm also grateful that the Daily Caller and some of the other organizations were able to follow the mob and document it. I really appreciate that they had our backs."
Fox News internal memo from Suzanne Scott condemning attacks on their reporters and crew last night: pic.twitter.com/kVSsdrTM74— Colby Hall (@colbyhall) May 30, 2020
Protesters assaulted Breitbart reporter Matthew Perdie pic.twitter.com/27K8Aa7wjB— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) May 30, 2020
I can’t believe what I am seeing!— David Egan (@DavidEganAB) May 30, 2020
Protesters have just attacked @CNN’s Headquarters in Atlanta, GA!
The reporter was earlier shot in the face with a bee bee gun and a stun grenade (aka flashbang) was just thrown into the building right in front of them! pic.twitter.com/UcUOtRmLn9