Dave Bryan, who works for local CBS affiliate CBS2/KCAL9 in Los Angeles, was reporting on the George Zimmerman protests in his area Monday night when he was unexpectedly assaulted on camera.
Though the news was released late Monday, video has now surfaced of the altercation.
Bryan appeared to have been conducting an interview when he was unexpectedly shoved to the ground by an individual in dark clothing. The apparent assailant immediately ran away after the attack.
The scene on the camera becomes chaotic, before the image focuses back in on the fleeing individuals.
“You alright, man?” Bryan is immediately asked, as he stands up and recovers his composure.
The reporter’s station released a statement with more information: “While covering the disturbances in the Crenshaw District Monday night, a CBS2/KCAL9 news crew was assaulted by a lone assailant…The suspect then ran away. The crew was treated for minor injuries.”
Here is the shocking video:
Protesters ran through the streets of Los Angeles Monday night, breaking windows, attacking people on sidewalks and raiding a Wal-Mart store, while others blocked a major freeway in the San Francisco Bay area in the third night of demonstrations in California over George Zimmerman’s Florida acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Fourteen people were arrested after multiple acts of vandalism and several assaults in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw District.
More than 300 officers were called to the scene in an attempt to allow a peaceful end to the demonstration, police Chief Charlie Beck told a press conference. But he said they would take a much stricter posture in the coming nights.
“This will not be allowed to continue,” Beck said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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