The Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore continued last night, and more journalists were attacked and beaten while covering the story. Carrie Wells, a finance reporter for The Baltimore Sun, said Chris Assaf was attacked while taking pictures.
“People around were yelling at him ‘stop taking pictures,’ ran after him and tackled him, beat him while he laid on the ground,” tweeted Wells. Later, Assaf posted a photo of the aftermath:
— Christopher T. Assaf (@ctassaf) April 28, 2015
CNN photojournalist Oliver Janney told Poynter that he had been attacked and his phone was stolen. WNEW Radio reporter Steve Dorsey was also beaten:
Hurt-punched in face and iphone stolen by a protester near burning car. Bystanders shielded me from more attacks…able to leave. @CBSNews
— Steve Dorsey (@steve_dorsey) April 27, 2015
A CCTV camerman was also attacked and had his equipment stolen:
— jim spellman (@jimspellmanTV) April 27, 2015