Protesters scream at trapped Fox News reporter, demand apology: ‘Be humble, you’re gonna lose your job anyway’

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In many Democrat-run cities, the rage mob continues to control the streets as police have largely been emasculated amid the fall out from the Black Lives Matter riots.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in Seattle, and a Fox News reporter would learn this first hand when he and his crew were set upon by radical agitators at the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) zone.

Fox News correspondent Dan Springer was trapped in his vehicle, along with a crew that included private armed security, after a Black Lives Matter activist claimed that Springer shoved her, according to the Daily Mail.

Fox News reported a protester “chest-bumped” Springer and “threw a cup of coffee in his face.”

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The protesters were shouting at Springer and his crew as they prepared for a liveshot. Springer then phoned his producer to cancel the liveshot because of the “filthy language” they were using. Then, one protester chest-bumped him and threw a cup of coffee in his face and on his jacket.

Springer and the crew then retreated to their truck, but the group of protesters surrounded them before they were able to drive away. The woman who threw the coffee then jumped on the hood of the vehicle while others were lying down in front of it. Members of the crew then got out of the vehicle and attempted to defuse the situation, telling them they just wanted to leave. They refused and demanded Springer apologize.

 

The article noted that Springer called 911 for police assistance but officers did not respond.

“The crew later was told Seattle Police needed six officers in order to respond to that area,” the network said.

The woman is seen in a video tweeted by NBC reporter Strive Patterson confronting one of the private security agents.

Caution: Foul language

The Daily Mail reported after about 20 minutes, the angry mob began losing interest and another vehicle pulled up. Springer jumped inside and it sped off.

However, Patterson tweeted another video showing the reporter walking to a nearby precinct with his security detail.

Here’s a video of Springer being confronted by the mob, who was demanding that he apologize.

Caution: Foul language

A crew member would later try to drive away in the first vehicle, only to be blocked by a protester who jumped in front of the vehicle and pounded on the hood.

“He hit me, he hit me,” the protester shouted as the crowd gathered.

Fox News Vice President of Domestic Bureaus and L.A. Bureau Chief Nancy Harmeyer insisted that the crew did not retaliate in any way against the protesters, and that they walked away leaving the vehicle behind.

“While covering the news just outside of Seattle’s CHOP zone this morning, a protester confronted Fox News Channel correspondent Dan Springer and his crew after overhearing him cancel a live report due to ‘filthy language’ in the background,” Harmeyer said. “The protester started yelling at him and threw a cup of coffee in his face and on his jacket. Attempting to de-escalate the situation, the crew returned to their vehicle, which was then surrounded by protesters. Unable to drive away, the crew turned the car off and walked away from the scene. At no point during the situation did the Fox News crew ever physically instigate or retaliate in any way against the protesters.”

There was another shooting at the CHOP zone early Monday, with a 16-year-old killed and a 14-year-old injured. The black teens were inside a vehicle reportedly fired on at one of the makeshift barriers around the occupied zone.

 

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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