Amid the riots in Milwaukee, Wisconsin there have been reports of violence against white people. Members of the media are no exception and one journalist who claims he’s part Korean but looks white was forced to leave the area over concerns for his safety.
Business Insider reports:
Prominent digital journalist pulls out of Milwaukee: ‘For those who are perceivably white, it is just not safe to be here’
A well-known journalist who frequently covers civil unrest across the country has decided to leave Milwaukee because of “racial tensions” that he observed while covering protests on Sunday night.
“For those who are perceivably white, it is just not safe to be here,” Tim Pool said in a YouTube video on Monday.
Protests in Milwaukee first erupted over the weekend, after a police officer fatally shot an armed black man on Saturday.
Pool is among several journalists covering the uprising to express concern for his safety over the weekend after the protests turned violent.
He said during Sunday’s protests that he heard members of the crowd yell comments such as “F— white people” and “What are these white people doing here?” and observed one reporter being grabbed and another being hit in the head by a protester who then attempted to incite others to attack the reporters.
Watch his video below:
The media has complained loudly about being mistreated at Trump rallies.
Will they react with the same vitriol to being physically assaulted in Milwaukee?