At the churches in Urk and Krimpen aan den IJssel, which opened their doors again to all members on Sunday morning, despite the corona crisis, reporters were attacked. In Krimpen aan den IJssel, a churchgoer at the Mieraskerk gave a reporter from RTV Rijnmond a kick and a blow. The police later arrested a 43-year-old man from Krimpen for this. At the Sion Church in Urk, a PowNed reporter was kicked, beaten and knowingly hit.
According to a police spokesperson, the reporter of RTV Rijnmond was interviewing someone in Krimpen aan den IJssel, when the churchgoer approached and gave the reporter a kick and a blow.
RTV Rijnmond itself reports that the reporter was pushed from behind and kicked and kicked in the stomach. The incident is on camera, according to the broadcaster. The reporter files a report.
The board of the Mieraskerk would have apologized to the victim, reporter Jacco van Giessen, and would talk to the perpetrator. “I only accept apologies from the perpetrator,” said the reporter on the RTV Rijnmond site. In a tweet about the arrest of the 43-year-old man, the Rotterdam police writes: “Let journalists do their job.”
The board of the Mieraskerk would have apologized to the victim, reporter Jacco van Giessen, and would talk to the perpetrator. “I only accept apologies from the perpetrator,” said the reporter on the RTV Rijnmond site.
Check out the whole video here: https://twitter.com/jaccovangiessen/status/1376094195430088704?s=20
Journalist on the hood
In Urk, two young people attacked a PowNed reporter and cameraman. The reporter was kicked and beaten. He also ended up on the hood of a parking car, the driver of which refused to stop for him.
According to a police spokesperson, emergency services were warned about “friction” between journalists present on the street and passers-by. “We are here to make sure the journalists can do their job,” said the police spokesman.
The police spokesperson does not know what exactly happened in Urk. “It is now reasonably quiet again. The church service is on.”
Source site www.nu.nl