A New York man who has led anti-lockdown protests was ordered by a judge Monday to stay away from a journalist he previously confronted during a protest.
Heshy Tischler was arrested Sunday night and charged Monday with incitement to riot and unlawful imprisonment of journalist Jacob Kornbluh, ABC News reported. Kornbluh, a reporter for Jewish Insider, was surrounded by anti-lockdown protesters who Tischler allegedly egged on during a protest in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday.
“I shouldn’t have lost it,” Tischler told The New York Post after he was released. “They’re saying I’m some sort of leader. I’m not. I’m just standing up for my community.” (RELATED: Big Tech Censors Content That Counters The WHO, Despite It Repeatedly Flip-Flopping On Its Guidance)
Following the Wednesday incident, Kornbluh alleged that he was “brutally assaulted, hit in the head, and kicked” by the protesters after Tischler ordered them to chase him down. Video of the incident appeared to show Tischler yelling at Kornbluh who is surrounded by a large crowd.
I was just brutally assaulted, hit in the head, and kicked at by an angry crowd of hundreds of community members of the Boro Park protest — while