Reporters covering the violent riots in Baltimore got to experience it firsthand.
Journalists in Baltimore, Maryland got a taste of war reporting Monday night as they covered the race riots that broke out in the city in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death.
In the violence that broke out in clashes between police and rogue protesters, at least five reporters and cameramen were injured, according to journalism organization Poynter.
All of the journalists targeted on Monday say they were attacked by the rioters – and not police.
A cameraman for CCTV, a Chinese news station that focuses on issues impacting Asia and Latin America, posted a photo showing blood streaming down his face after a protester beat him and stole his camera.
Washington Post reporter Petula Devorak was also targeted by opportunistic rioters, but came away from the burning Baltimore having experienced an act of kindness.
Devorak says she was taking down notes on her phone when someone bumped into her and grabbed the device.
‘I chased after him, screaming, and other protesters knocked into me, tripped me and shoved me to the ground. They circled around me, some with bricks or rocks or bottles in their hands.
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