Trump supporters attack Associated Press photographer amid DC riots

Trump supporters attack Associated Press photographer amid DC riots


An Associated Press photographer was attacked by pro-Trump protesters during the riots on Capitol Hill, because they mistakenly thought he was a member of Antifa.

Vido from Wednesday shows lensman John Minchillo — who is wearing a black gas mask, helmet and black jacket and has cameras swinging from his neck — being repeatedly shoved by angry protesters who shout, “Get the f–k out of here!”

At one point, Minchillo puts his hands up and pleads with the protesters, “Alright. Alright. Enough.”

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A few men manage to jostle Minchillo away from the police barriers in front of the steps of the Capitol building and through the crowd — and then one shoves him over a short wall.

That’s when another man in a Trump cap intervenes, as the others shout, “Who is he? Who is he?” and “Are you Antifa? Are you Antifa?”

Minchillo pulls out his NYPD-issued press pass, and the man in the Trump hat tells them,

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