U.S. Capitol rioters attack journalists, destroy thousands of dollars of media equipment

Jan 8, 2021

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U.S. Capitol rioters attack journalists, destroy thousands of dollars of media equipment

Jan 8, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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On Wednesday 6 January, hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the election results. In the incident, the rioters attacked journalists and destroyed equipment worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Multiple journalists shared photos and videos of the attack on Twitter. NBC DC reporter Shomari Stone writes that the rioters shouted “the media is the enemy of the people,” which is something Trump would often say. “They destroy equipment and chased out reporters. I’ve never seen anything like this in my 20 year career,” Shomari writes.

According to PetaPixel, the destroyed gear belongs to Associated Press journalists. They were protected by barricades along with camera and lighting gear. However, the rioters breached the barricades and smashed the gear, forcing the journalists to flee. One of the Trump supporters smashed the gear with a flag pole, others trampled on it or smashed it against the ground.

https://twitter.com/WilliamTurton/status/1346942080220864513

Replying to William Turton’s tweet, Peter Chan wrote: “I work in video production, these are cameramen, sound and crew, we are regular people making a living. These equipment cost thousands of dollars that’s destroyed and some of us are freelance and use our own equipment. We are not ‘the media’, we are working people.”

The US Capitol riots have been called “the worst security breach in U.S. history.” They have caused massive damage and caused five deaths so far. From Thursday until the time of writing this, 82 people have been arrested.

[via PetaPixel]

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33 responses to “U.S. Capitol rioters attack journalists, destroy thousands of dollars of media equipment”

  1. John Shark Avatar
    John Shark

    A drop in the ocean

  2. Tunes Firwood Avatar
    Tunes Firwood

    Violent agitators are not nice people, news at 11.

  3. Robert Hicks Avatar
    Robert Hicks

    But but we’ve been told all year that riots are important political speech

    1. Jonathan Cox Avatar
      Jonathan Cox

      Robert Hicks we’ve also been told when the looting starts the shooting starts, but who’s keeping score?

    2. Вергунов Сергей Avatar
      Вергунов Сергей

      When a riot happens in former Eastern block, then it is good. When a riot happens in the West, then it is bad. Easy.

    3. Jesus Velasquez Avatar
      Jesus Velasquez

      There’s also a difference between rioting for basic human rights and rioting because you believe conspiracy theories over facts.

    4. Marianne Cohen Avatar
      Marianne Cohen

      Robert Hicks Since when do two wrongs make a right? Stop the what “aboutism.” There is no excuse for an insurrection and murder!

    5. Robert Hicks Avatar
      Robert Hicks

      Greg Nold Wait wait was that supposed to be debate? Sorry I don’t speak potato

    6. Robert Hicks Avatar
      Robert Hicks

      Amazing all the people making excuses for BLM which besides murdering dozens of people was created by Putin in ’16 but reading the comey reports is so so complicated. It’s amazing how all these news created martyrs lose their halos once actual facts are reported. Learn to math and see based on percentage of violent altercations with police blacks are under represented in shootings and the actual victims are the mentally ill, too bad they aren’t easily visually recognizable so maybe people would care they get shot for the equivalent of a migraine

      1. William James Avatar
        William James

        If you believe the crap that BLM was created by Putin, I have a nice bridge for sale — real cheap — show us the link, please.
        Let’s see, as well, your proof that BLM has murdered “dozens of people.” I mean solid, black-letter proof — not B.S. from Q or Alex Jones.

    7. Robert Hicks Avatar
      Robert Hicks

      Marianne Cohen Well then all you have to is show how upset you were over the violence and “insurrection” over the last eights months and showing not the disingenuous lickspittles this thread seems to be full of. It should be oh so easy for you since Seattle alone Russia’s sockpuppets declared themselves outside of the US and invaded and repeatedly tried to burn courthouses

  4. Вергунов Сергей Avatar
    Вергунов Сергей

    Maidan!

  5. Michael McLaughlin Avatar
    Michael McLaughlin

    thats okay. They have a stimulus problem of 25 billion coming to them.

  6. Robert Long Avatar
    Robert Long

    Meanwhile in Portland…

    1. John Boyle Avatar
      John Boyle

      Robert Long And how many killed in Seattle?

    2. Robert Long Avatar
      Robert Long

      Too many.

    3. William James Avatar
      William James

      An event met with a very heavy police/military response. Meanwhile in Washington…

  7. John Gulliver Avatar
    John Gulliver

    “It was mostly peaceful.” We’ve been told all year when whole neighbourhoods were being burnt down and small family businesses were destroyed.

    1. John Gulliver Avatar
      John Gulliver

      Michael Ferrara No, I didn’t say that Michael, stop mind reading.

    2. Robert Hicks Avatar
      Robert Hicks

      Adrian Mathurin Yeah we’re saying exactly that as you genocide apologists have been bending over backward to justify the burned businesses, lootings and murders

    3. William James Avatar
      William James

      You’re talking about the unrest over the summer, and the analogy doesn’t hold up. In fact, the BBC produced a data map showing that around 93% of protests were peaceful. As well, the summer saw over 14,000 arrests, tear gar, rubber bullets, pepper spray, beatings (including that of the U.S. navy vet who approached troops to ask them to remember their duty to the Constitution — he was rewarded with a broken hand.) illegal detentions, cops removing their badges (again, illegal) and Trump using the national Guard to break up a peaceful protest so he could have his picture taken holding a Bible upside down.
      Those protests were the result of a long history of police brutality against Black Americans, and in response to the events like murder of Black Americans for doing terrible things like jogging through a white neighbourhood. And still, most people denounced the violence that sometimes piggybacked on those protests.
      The events of Jan. 6 were a horse of a very different colour. This was an attempted insurrection spurred on by Trump and his minions like Rudy Guiliani, Josh Hawley, Marjorie Taylor Greene, in response to the blatant lie that the election was “stolen”, a bullshit, fact-free narrative believed only by gullible fools who follow garbage like QAnon. This insurrection involved death threats against Pence & Pelosi, and recently two people have been arrested after making threats against Pelosi, and they were armed to the teeth. There were pipe bombs. A gallows was built; L. Lin Wood posted a request for a firing squad for Pence. There were Confederate flags, and one sicko even wore a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt. They were not protesting the murders of Black Americans; they were attempting a Coup of Deplorables.
      The comparison simply isn’t valid.

  8. Vernon Jacobs Avatar
    Vernon Jacobs

    All staged fakery. You’re living in a rigged reality. Go do something fun.

    1. Warren Edwards Avatar
      Warren Edwards

      ‘Go do something fun” the most important sentence you will read this year..
      ‘You’re living in a rigged reality” -and you always have.. go do something fun

  9. Don Inman Avatar
    Don Inman

    Very soon 2020 will be called the good old days.

  10. James Thomas Avatar
    James Thomas

    The journalists have become extinct. You mean propagandists

  11. Robert Hicks Avatar
    Robert Hicks

    Adrian Mathurin You mean you genocide apologists excusing it over and over and over and over. Compared to right now where a miniscule fraction of the things BLM and the Brown Shirts have been doing and suddenly it’s the worst thing ever? Pretty racist to excuse the violence of those with pigment as just their way but from “whites” “expect better”

  12. Orion Avatar
    Orion

    These trump supporters have to be the dumbest people. Who “destroys” a dolly and some extension cables and thinks their stopping “fake news”. Not even any broadcasting equipment that i can see. Its almost like they’re too caught up in all the fake symbolism lol. Like, learn about journalism and be better at it, don’t just scream at it.

  13. jason bourne Avatar
    jason bourne

    This is what happens when you have a narcissistic fascist as President.

  14. suruha Avatar
    suruha

    Most of those terrorists, put together, have never seen as much as some of that camera and recording equipment.

  15. Arthur_P_Dent Avatar
    Arthur_P_Dent

    And this is why I’m taking a monopod with me on assignments. It can stabilize a camera and makes a pretty good club as well. To those who would try to vandalize my equipment, molon labe.

  16. R.IR.I. Avatar
    R.IR.I.

    “These trump supporters have to be the dumbest people”. So please tell us hoe you know that these are Trump supports?