London Reporters attacked – They Don’t Want the Whole World to Watch

Journalists and photographers came under attack on Monday as London faced its third consecutive day of violent riots in the capital.

Mark Stone, the Sky News reporter, was lauded for his bravery on Monday night after he left his home near Clapham Junction to record looting on his iPhone.

Stone, who recently returned from reporting the conflict in Libya, memorably accosted looters and asked: “Are you proud of what you’re doing?” One young woman responded that she was “just getting my taxes back”.

Shortly afterwards he was chased by rioters and forced to flee, but returned to report live to camera on the aftermath of the Clapham Junction disturbance after Sky News dispatched a satellite truck, entering a looted Boots store and fetching an empty packet of Imodium from the litter-strewn floor.

via London riots: Sky, ITN and CNN reporters attacked | Media | guardian.co.uk.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.