An Orthodox reporter said he was attacked by an angry mob against coronavirus restrictions during a protest in Borough Park, Brooklyn on Wednesday night.
The reporter, Jacob Kornbluh, said protesters shouted he was a “Nazi” and a “Hitler” as they chased after him on a second night of unrest over the government’s attempts to combine the heaving cases of COVID-19 much of Brooklyn stop.
Kornbluh accused Heshy Tischler, an agitator and rising politician who organized the largely Orthodox protests over the past two nights.
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“I was just brutally attacked, hit in the head, and kicked by an angry crowd of hundreds of Boro Park protestors ̵
Carpenter, who is running for the city council, was filmed when he pressed Kornbluh against a wall and shouted: “You are a Moser!” or snitch.
Kornbluh said he was rescued by the police and several community members.
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The night before, Tichler was filmed in which Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray was described as a “retarded woman”.
Carpenter could not be reached immediately for comment.
That same night, a group of demonstrators in the area pursued and attacked the Jewish photographer Bruce Schaff while he was trying to capture the scene. A second man, Berish Getz, 34, a Borough Park resident, was also beaten during the protest.
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“Of all the protests in which I have participated, I have never seen so much violence from demonstrators against press representatives, photographers or anyone else,” Schaff told the Post after the attack on Tuesday evening.
The anger stems from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s mandated restrictions on synagogues, schools and non-essential businesses in the area over a coronavirus spike through a large stretch of Brooklyn and patches of Queens near Forest Hills and Far Rockaway swept.
This report originally appeared in the New York Post.