Protesters chased Fox News reporter Leland Vittert outside the White House early Saturday morning, as protests against George Floyd’s death around the country turned into violent riots.
The Daily Caller News Foundation was on the scene as protesters chased Vittert away from where he had been covering the demonstrations.
In video captured by the DCNF, some members of the crowd can be heard shouting: “Fuck Fox News! Fuck Fox News!” Another man shouted: “Fuck that fake-ass news!”
(Credit: Jorge Ventura)
One protester can be seen running up to Vittert and grabbing his microphone, which the protester later hurled at the reporter. Other protesters threw water onto Vittert as he departed the scene, the video showed.
Vitter was live on the air when protesters first began accosting him.
Video: In which Fox News Channel’s @LelandVittert is surrounded, overtaken, and chased off of his liveshot by an angry mob shouting “f*** Fox News.”@ShannonBream tosses to him, and he shakes his head as if to tell her not to. pic.twitter.com/dzZXD00X3b
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 30, 2020
Protests turned violent Friday night in cities across the country, including Dallas, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. Some people in Atlanta, Georgia, vandalized CNN’s headquarters, broke glass and set fire to a police car. (RELATED: Black Firefighter Spent His Life Savings To Open A Bar. Then Minneapolis Looters Burned It Down)
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