MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While presidential political rallies are meant to energize each party’s base, they have also become increasingly emotionally charged.
WCCO photojournalist Dymanh Chhoun was on assignment Wednesday night to get reaction before President Donald Trump’s rally. While he was gathering video, he was attacked by a Trump supporter who was confronting a group of Joe Biden supporters.READ MORE: North Minneapolis Groups Demand End To Violence, Plan To Attack Issue At The Core
“You guys want to be peaceful? Be peaceful! You want to be violent? Come to me!” the man said.READ MORE: Community Petition To Replace Minneapolis Police Department Moving Forward
He then punched Chhoun’s camera phone out of his hand. Chhoun was not hurt. He identified himself as a member of the media, and was recording the video in a public space. The group eventually backed off.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
The attack was reported to Duluth police, who say they are investigating.