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: Investigators Believe 3 Dead In Western Wisconsin Quarry Likely Knew Killer
“You guys want to be peaceful? Be peaceful! You want to be violent? Come to me!” the man said.READ MORE: Family Aims To Raise $250K To Evacuate Gravely Ill Minneapolis Boy From East African Hospital
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: Minnesota Weather: Another Day In The 90s, Late Severe Storms Possible
The attack was reported to Duluth police, who say they are investigating.