Violence escalates in migrant camps; ’60 Minutes’ crew attacked while covering crisis

Australian journalists reporting on the European refugee crisis in Stockholm became the victims of a refugee crisis of their own.

While the crew was filming for the Aussie version of “60 minutes,” a man approached them and asked why they were filming, and when he got back to his car, he intentionally ran over the cameraman’s foot, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The six police officers assigned to protect them suddenly took off when the situation devolved further, according to the Herald.

It was then that a group of masked men surrounded the crew and began pummeling them with punches and even bottles.

The station the crew belonged to, Channel 9, issued a statement confirming the attack.

“In a suburb of Stockholm yesterday they were confronted by a group who objected to them filming,” it read.

“There was a series of scuffles and the police were called. The 60 Minutes cameraman and producer were slightly injured but filming continued with police at the scene.”

In a separate but seemingly similar incident, angry migrants set fire to camps in northern France after being ordered to leave.

A pro-immigrant activist was discussing the situation with a journalist when they had to take cover from being pelted by rocks.


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