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Reporter knocked out during live coverage of 'feminist' protest in Mexico City
Image source: Daily Mail video screenshot

Reporter knocked out during live coverage of 'feminist' protest in Mexico City

A so-called 'glitter protest' turned violent.

A television anchor was harassed and knocked out by activists during a live broadcast in Mexico City on Friday, as he was providing live coverage of a so-called "glitter protest" that turned violent.

What are the details?

The Daily Mail reported that Juan Manuel Jiminez of station ADM 40 was attacked as he was broadcasting from a "feminist" demonstration that drew roughly 500 people onto the streets of the Mexican capital. Protestors were calling for stronger laws for sexual offences in the country, after two teenagers accused police officers of rape.

The sexual assault allegations against officers prompted demonstrations which have been dubbed "glitter protests," after activists dumped pink glitter on Mexico City's police chief earlier in the week, Fox News reported.

Video footage of the event on Friday shows Mr. Jiminez being yelled at by a female protestor — who was leading a little girl by hand through the crowd — before a man sucker-punches him, knocking him unconscious.

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Jimenez later thanked his supporters via Twitter, and said he has filed a complaint in the incident.

According to the Associated Press, protestors at the demonstration chanted, "Rapist police!" and, "My friends protect me, you don't!"

Anything else?

Six Mexico City police officers have been suspended in connection with the two sexual assault allegations. Earlier this month, a 17-year-old said four police officers raped her in a patrol car in north Mexico City, and a 16-year-old girl accused a Mexico City police officer of rape just days later, the BBC reported.

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Breck Dumas

Breck Dumas

Breck is a former staff writer for Blaze News. Prior to that, Breck served as a U.S. Senate aide, business magazine editor and radio talent. She holds a degree in business management from Mizzou, and an MBA from William Woods University.