At a right-wing "United We Win" rally in Portland, Oregon over the weekend, reporter Maranie Staab was assaulted by Antifa members.
Staab, who was videoing for News2Share at the time, was maced, shot with paint, and thrown to the ground by Antifa protestors, according to TK News.
One Antifa protester called Staab a kutta, which is a Hindi word for dog, and "slut." That protestor then demanded that press "get the f*ck out" and stop filming, Then pointing in Staab’s face while making a comment in connection to an article she did for TK News regarding violent protests in Colombia.
"You f*cking endanger people by flying to f*cking Colombia and endangering everyone by opening them up to Covid!" The protester said, according to TK News.
In an attempt to talk things through, Staab dropped her cameras and approached the protestors. They proceeded to mace her, throw paint on her, and tossed her to the ground. They also smashed a lens for her camera as well as her iPhone.
"Out!" they said "How many f*cking times do we have to tell you?"
TK News did note that Staab was also sprayed with WD40 earlier that day by a rally attendee.
Antifa, who has a strict list of who and who cannot record them and a no-filming policy for those who are not on the list, is no stranger to assaulting reporters.
Most prominently, they have attacked journalist Andy ago on numerous occasions, with one instance in 2019 receiving national attention after Antifa sent him to the hospital.
They have also gone after internationally acclaimed outlets like The Washington Post, NPR, and local CBS and ABC partners, who are just attempting to do their job and cover important events, which usually take place in public spaces.
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