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‘Media Being Bullied Here’: Watch the Confrontation Between Mizzou Protesters, Reporters Trying to Cover Their Demonstration


"Told not to take pictures or video."

Image source: Twitter/@Hochman

University of Missouri protesters clashed with news reporters trying to cover demonstrations Monday, just hours after Mizzou President Tim Wolfe announced his resignation as result of rising race-related tensions.

Protesters at the Columbia, Missouri, campus were seen locking arms in an apparently successful effort to keep out members of the media.

"Media Being Bullied Here": Columbia Missourian newspaper reporter Jack Witthaus tweeted.

"Told not to take pictures or video," Witthaus added.

Columbia Missourian newspaper reporter Ellise Verheyen shot this video and posted it on Twitter. The footage shows a group of student locking arms to create a media "safe space" as they simultaenously chant, "Hey hey, ho ho, reporters have got to go."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Benjamin Hochman tweeted that one woman was chanting and asking her fellow protesters to "keep the press out."

(H/T: Mediaite)

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