Antifa and Black Lives Matter demonstrators mobbed and robbed independent journalist Savanah Hernandez after demonstrators started chanting her name. An activist punched her in the back of the head, stole her phone, and demanding that she "f**k off and go home."
Hernandez posted a video late Wednesday evening telling viewers about the mob of demonstrators that surrounded her, screaming and yelling, and shoving her around. The person recording can be heard saying "woah, woah, woah!" as the mob did not appear to care that they were actively attacking a journalist.
Hernandez can be heard asking those who stole her phone to give it back and that she would leave, but they reportedly kept her phone.
When Hernandez safely made it home following the event, she made a separate video laying what had transpired before the recordings of the videos that have spread across social media.
She said that an Antifa activist and reporter that she had spoken to a couple times previously came up to her and said that "they know." Hernandez said that at this point she should probably have left. But seeing that there was a police presence in the area and that she was just observing, she decided to take the risk.
"We turned down Sixth Street and this guy just starts chanting my name, going 'That's Savanah Hernandez! That's Savanah Hernandez!' and I turned around, and I felt someone punch me in the back of the end. And I fell down to the ground and popped back up."
She noted that her neck was still hurting from the punch to the head, but that she did not sustain any serious bruising to her face. When she attempted to hold her phone up to show the mob attacking her, they reportedly swatted it out of her hand and stole it.
Jack Posobiec of OANN shared a video originally posted by Hernandez, showing two vigilante men with bullet-proof vests and firearms, standing on a street corner.
Hernandez asked the two men if they "were going to use those tonight," addressing the firearms they were holding. One of the two men, dressed in black with a black face mask, responded "we hope not" before looking to his friend for a laugh.
Hernandez followed up by asking why the two men have the firearms, with the same man saying "because you never know what's going to happen." The second man added: "I was here the night Garrett [Foster] got shot. I was like 30 feet from him."
"So they're not for the cops or anything?" Hernandez asked.
"To give a hard answer: no," one of the men concluded, smirking at the camera.