Daily Caller reporter Shelby Talcott was accused of being an undercover cop and assaulted by the “peaceful protesters” in DC on Monday evening.
In a video of the incident, filmed by her colleague Matthew Miller, Talcott is surrounded by the Black Lives Matter activists and interrogated about who she is and why she was filming.
Miller tweeted that she was “surrounded by BLM protesters and assaulted tonight in front of the WH. She is okay and was saved by a cop grabbing her out of the mob. I couldn’t get full altercation because we had to jump in. This is right before the cop saves her.”
My colleague @ShelbyTalcott was surrounded by BLM protesters and assaulted tonight in front of the WH. She is okay and was saved by a cop grabbing her out of the mob. I couldnt get full altercation because we had to jump in. This is right before the cop saves her pic.twitter.com/bXyXbZxIsL
— Matthew Miller (@mattmiller757) June 23, 2020
The mob was upset that she was filming and warned that she should “leave before your sh-t gets f-cked up.” Another woman began clapping in Talcott’s face and demanding “you’re a cop. You’re a cop.”
Multiple right-wing reporters, including Matthew Perdie from Breitbart, have been assaulted by the mobs outside the White House while attempting to do their jobs since the riots began.
Protesters assaulted Breitbart reporter Matthew Perdie pic.twitter.com/27K8Aa7wjB
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) May 30, 2020
The activists also attempted to create a “Black House Autonomous Zone” modeled after the failed experiment of a similar nature in Seattle.
The Seattle version, CHAZ or CHOP, has been plagued with violence, theft, racial segregation and even murder in recent days.
The “peaceful protesters” also vandalized the historic St. John’s Church, again, after lighting it on fire just weeks ago.