A reporter for the Washington Post was thrown to the ground by police during a protest on Friday morning in Washington, DC.
Reporter Alex Emmons of The Intercept captured footage from an anti-fascism protest at which a man who he identified as Dalton Bennett of the Post was grabbed by his backpack by a police officer, and tossed to the ground.
Washington Post reporter Dalton Bennett thrown to the ground by riot police. pic.twitter.com/4I442QhEqM
— Alex Emmons (@AlexanderEmmons) January 20, 2017
The incident happened at the intersection of L and 12th streets, roughly two miles away from the Capitol. Bennett acknowledged the incident, and reported that he was fine, in response to a tweet from a follower:
@Sam_J_Burgess I’m good.
— Dalton Bennett (@DDaltonBennett) January 20, 2017
Other protests have broken out across the city.
Watch above, via Twitter, and The Intercept reporter Alex Emmons.
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