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September 1, 2017

Photographers beware of violent antifa protesters

Filed under: anti-fascism — louisproyect @ 12:03 am

Photo by Thomas Hawk of photographer attacked by masked antifa goons.

Opinion: Photographers beware of violent antifa protesters

While I understand people not wanting to be photographed, if you to a rally at a free-speech park where there are media and photographers there should be no expectation of privacy.

By Thomas Hawk

Thomas Hawk is a photographer and blogger based in San Francisco. This piece was first published on PetaPixel.

This past Sunday, I photographed the “Rally against Hate” protests in Berkeley, California, which was organized to oppose a “Say No To Marxism” rally that had been planned. There was very little representation of the so-called alt-right at the park on Sunday. However, there were 100 to 200 antifa (or anarchists, or whatever they are called) who showed up dressed in all black to the protest.

The vast majority of the people protesting were anti-hate, peaceful protesters. But this group of black-clad masked protesters assaulted several photographers at the event. I personally witnessed photographers having their cameras stolen and smashed and damaged.

I also personally witnessed photographers being physically assaulted.

At one point, while a photographer was being assaulted the Berkeley Police Department had to rush into the black bloc crowd to fish a guy out who was being beaten on. That is the guy whose face is bloodied and the photo I took where the police are escorting him.

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1 Comment »

  1. You philistines just don’t understand what a bee-yooooo-tiful experience this was. For shame! For shame! Open your hearts to beauty!!

    Comment by Farans Kalosar — September 1, 2017 @ 1:32 am

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