A group of Black Lives Matter protesters caught a Fox News reporter in his vehicle outside of the organized Capitol Hill (CHOP) protest on Monday (June 29) after refusing to apologize for having one Protester had pushed.
The incident happened just hours and feet from where two black teenagers were shot after reportedly trying to plow through barricades in the CHOP area.
According to a BLM protester named River who was at CHOP, correspondent Dan Springer pushed a woman into the event and asked her to come back, causing her to throw coffee at him. The witness informed the Daily Mail that Springer then retired to an off-road vehicle with private armed security guards protecting the car when a group of 50 demonstrators barricaded the vehicle and asked to apologize for pushing the woman.
Spectators say that after 20 minutes, the angry crowd allegedly subsided and pulled up another vehicle, with Springer jumping in and racing off.
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Nancy Harmeyer, vice president of Domestic Bureaus & LA Bureau Chief, FOX News, said in a statement to the Daily Mail: “When a protester reported outside the Seattle CHOP zone this morning, he confronted the FOX News correspondent Channel, Dan Springer and his crew, after eavesdropping on him, canceled a live report for "dirty language" in the background.
She continued: “The protester started yelling at him and threw a cup of coffee in his face and on his jacket. To de-escalate the situation, the crew returned to their vehicle, which was then surrounded by demonstrators. The crew couldn't drive away, parked the car, and left the scene. At no point during the situation did the FOX News crew physically instigate or retaliate against the demonstrators. "
According to River, the group protested Fox News and Springer after allegedly posting fake news about CHOP when the shooting occurred.
The Daily Mail reports that numerous witnesses said Springer pushed the woman.
While he was sitting in his car trying to wait for the protester's request for an apology, Springer was mainly pictured on his cell phone while his hired security guards were standing in front of the vehicle trying to negotiate the demonstrators.
At some point, demonstrators jumped on the hood of the SUV and presented a barricade so that Springer could not leave the area.
Watch the video of the confrontation below.