Journalist Run Out of Breonna Taylor Protest in Texas Capital


Twitter videos and an Austin, Texas, news outlet report that protesters ran an independent journalist out of their rally. The protesters accused the journalist of helping police with his video reports.

During a Breonna Taylor protest in Austin Wednesday night, an independent journalist who has reportedly been covering protests in the city for the past few months was mobbed by the crowd and thrown out of the park, according to a report by CBS Austin and several other Twitter posts.

Twitter users identified the journalist as Hiriam Gilberto Garcia, @Imhiramg, an independent journalist.

A second Twitter user, Savanah Hernandez, @sav_says_, captured the incident from a different angle.

Protesters can be seen surrounding the man while chanting, “Act like a cop, be treated like a cop.”

Hernandez tweeted another video showing protesters following the journalist down the street while yelling, “This is not the press. This is not the press.”

Protests broke out in cities across the country Wednesday after a Kentucky grand jury earlier in the day declined to indict police officers in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, Breitbart News reported.

In Louisville, Kentucky, two police officers were shot and multiple fires were started in the downtown area.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.