Man stabbed and reporter attacked at COVID protest in Los Angeles
During a COVID protest at City Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday, a man was stabbed. A reporter was also attacked. According to the police, a fight had broken out between supporters and opponents of the restrictive measures.
in the afternoon around 2 p.m. local time, a group of several hundred people arrived at City Hall with American flags, Trump memorabilia and signs calling for ‘medical freedom’. According to the Los Angeles Times, a small group of protesters gathered in the neighborhood. About half an hour later, a fight broke out between the two groups.
Los Angeles Police confirmed on its Twitter account that it is ‘aware of one man being stabbed and treated’.
The man has been taken to a nearby hospital, where he is in serious condition, said Officer Mike Lopez. ‘No arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing.’
A reporter from the local radio station KPCC, Frank Stolze, was attacked by anti-vaxers as he walked out of the park near City Hall. According to Stolze, he was kicked and his glasses were ripped off while trying to conduct an interview.
‘This has never happened to me in 30 years of reporting’, he later tweeted.