Rally Guards Block NYC Photographer

This video shows a credentialed photographer being harassed by event “security guards” (which are actually just civilians in neon vests) and knocked over the head by protesters with signs. The NYPD doesn’t seem to care either.

If you go to 7:07 of the video, a guard/thug starts grabbing the photographer and then forces him far away from the protesters. The guard/thug then lunges at the photographer for no apparent reason other than he’s a hot head on some sort of a retribution mission. NYPD are nowhere to be found. And when they do finally show up, they’re useless.

This is America. Times Square. The photographer has credentials. It’s a public rally. This shouldn’t be happening here. But what’s truly puzzling is that there doesn’t seem to be any downside to letting a photojournalist photograph your event. What are they so worried about?

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One Response

  1. OH MY GOD! That made me so mad!!!

    UGH!!!
    I was thinking the same thing. Like, what do the protestors lose from this to be hitting him with their signs?! Plus, they’re protesting for their country in OUR country! Be glad you even have the right to do so.

    The NYPD is so sad. A little more education on their own laws would be beneficial, no?

    Why do photogs always have to get hassled? Not everyone’s paparazzi.

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