[This is one of those situations where I wish English designated the sex of a news reporter, the way German and other European languages do. In the privacy of my own home, where only Dymphna could hear me, I’d refer to her as a “news babe”. But that’s not appropriate for polite journalism, so I’ll have to use a more unwieldy and less euphonious phrase.]
A female news reporter for Italian TV went to the main train station in Rome late one evening to report on the poor, poor African “refugees” who had been sleeping rough there for a while. The unfortunate young lady and her even more unfortunate cameraman were jumped from behind and assaulted by some of those same culture-enrichers. The unexpected fracas ended up being broadcast on live television.
Luckily for her, a (presumably unenriched) taxi driver happened to be at hand to offer her shelter; otherwise the reporter might have ended up providing therapy for some of the migrants to help them cope with their “sexual emergencies”.
The following video shows how events in the station unfolded. Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
The article below from Il Giornale, also translated by FouseSquawk, concerns the same incident:
Matrix correspondent assaulted on the air at Station Terminal
Moments of tension live on the air at the opening of Matrix show dedicated to security in large cities
As soon as Nicola Porro connected with his correspondent around 11:30pm at the Station Terminal of Rome to document the situation of the campers who congregate there at night, Francesca Parisella had just enough time to begin the connection before announcing, “They have assaulted us”. With the camera weaving, it was understood that the journalist and her cameraman were fleeing and the voice of the reporter changed in tone into an actual cry of fear. A few minutes later, Porro, from the studio, explained that, “Francesca is upset but well. They have destroyed the camera and beaten the cameraman. A situation such as this evening’s should not be a report from a war zone. Thanks to a taxi driver, a much worse outcome was avoided.” The version was confirmed by Parisella herself, by telephone shortly thereafter. “We were at a distance to report on the type of welcome we can give; they were disturbed and they assaulted us. They chased me and grabbed me by the jacket,” explains the journalist.