BBC cameraman blindsided by Trump supporter's attack at Texas rally

BBC cameraman blindsided by Trump supporter's attack at Texas rally

Montague said, "It was an incredibly violent attack".

Washington correspondent Gary O'Donoghue, said his colleague Ron Skeans had been filming the rally when he was pushed to the ground by a Trump supporter.

BBC Washington correspondent Gary O'Donoghue, who was reporting at the rally, told BBC Radio 4's "Today" program the incident was "an incredibly violent attack".

Montague said that the shover attacked other news crews but that Skeans "got the brunt of it".

Speaking on the altercation, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told Sky News that "it is never acceptable when journalists and cameraman are attacked just for doing their job".

A Trump spokesman for the rally suggested that the protester was drunk.

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He added he had previously been "spat at" during a Trump rally.

Footage captured from Mr Skeans' camera was posted online and revealed the moment of the attack.

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Skeans, the cameraman, told BBC News that he did not see the Trump supporter coming at him but felt a "very hard shove" that nearly knocked him down. As he is led away, he angrily chants: "Fuck the media, fuck the media".

In an article Tuesday, the BBC reported that it "has requested the White House review security for media attending President Donald Trump's rallies after an attack on one of its cameramen".

News reports the man had entered the press area and allegedly went after the journalists before another man wrestled him away.

She said the crowd "had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media" by the president and other speakers.

A BBC spokeswoman said Skeans was "violently pushed and shoved by a member of the crowd" as he covered the rally. "This is unacceptable in the country of the first amendment".

Trump at one point in the rally marveled at the side of the media contingent, and then compared it to coverage of the Oscars.

"You all right? Everything OK?" said Trump, who has called the media the "enemy of the people", and flashed a thumbs up sign.

The Donald Trump supporter could be seen being restrained after the incident. Prior to the attack, Trump said, "We have suffered a totally dishonest media and we've won and it's driving them insane, driving them insane".

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