Reporter punched in face by counter-protester as she tries to film aftermath of Charlottesville car attack

Reporter punched in face by counter-protester as she tries to film aftermath of Charlottesville car attack
The assailant, Jacob L. Smith (Image via Facebook)

[Ed. – Just another of the proud, tolerant liberals who prize civility and non-violence above all else.]

A female reporter has been punched in the face in a crowd of counter-protesters as she filmed the aftermath of a fatal car attack in Charlottesville.

Taylor Lorenz, a political reporter for The Hill, was assaulted while filming live in the aftermath of a car rampage through a crowd of Black Lives Matter activists that killed one and injured 19.

Arrested was Jacob L. Smith, 21, of Louisa, Virginia, who was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, officials said.

Lorenz said the suspect had an outstanding warrant when police detained him.

Lorenz (who formerly worked as a reporter for DailyMail.com) was filming live at the scene for The Hill when, just feet away from her, a car struck multiple people who were marching in counter-protest to a massive white nationalist rally.

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