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University of Missouri Protesters Clash With Reporters, Declare ‘No Media Safe Space’

The University of Missouri student protesters who demanded the resignation of university president Tim Wolfe were surprisingly adversarial toward the press Monday, setting up a “no media safe space” for protesters and harassing reporters who were trying to take photos.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s sports writer Benjamin Hochman tweeted out images of protesters linking arms to create the “safe space,” and also tweeted out a video of protesters clashing with a reporter who presumably infringed upon the safe space.

Jack Witthaus from The Columbia Missourian also tweeted an image of protesters “bullying” a photographer trying to take a photo.

The Missourian‘s Ellise Verheyen caught another emblematic moment in which protesters chanted that reporters “have to go.”

[Image via screengrab/ Jack Witthaus]
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