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Occupy Oakland: ABC camera man attacked by crowd, station says

November 11, 2011 |  7:08 am


A photographer for the ABC station in San Francisco was attacked while covering a fatal shooting Thursday next to the Occupy Oakland encampment, the station said.

According to KGO-TV, the camera operator was beaten shortly after the shooting, which did not appear to be related to the protest or to campers at the demonstration site.

"Some members of the movement became hostile to the media trying to document the scene. In fact, ABC7 photographer Randy Davis got punched several times in the head," KGO said.

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The station did not list his condition. But the San Francisco Chronicle said he might have suffered a concussion.

Police were investigating the shooting Thursday night and had not apprehended anyone in connection with the incident.


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Photo: An Oakland police officer raises his hands to his head at the scene of a fatal shooting near an Occupy Oakland encampment. Credit: Ben Margot / Associated Press