Trump Supporter Attacks BBC Cameraman

Crowd chanted 'Let him go' as man was taken away
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2019 4:52 AM CST
Trump Supporter Attacks BBC Cameraman
A man is restrained after he began shoving members of the media during a rally for President Trump at the El Paso County Coliseum, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in El Paso, Texas.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(Newser) – A BBC cameraman became part of the story while covering President Trump's rally in El Paso on Monday night. Ron Skeans says he received a "very hard shove" from a man in a MAGA hat who attacked the BBC and other news crews during the rally. Skeans says Trump checked that he was OK and continued speaking after he returned a thumbs-up. Others at the rally could be heard chanting "Let him go" as the man was restrained and taken away, the Guardian reports. "The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night," said BBC Washington producer Eleanor Montague, who tweeted video of the man being taken away. A Trump campaign official later suggested the man had been drunk. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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