She's lucky she got out okay
Back at the Studio
As the camera footage cuts out, we are taken back to the studio where Francesca’s coworkers are visibly and audibly concerned about what is happening. Through their questions, shrieks from Francesca and her team come through explaining that they are being attacked by at least one of the immigrants.
The concerned hosts tell the crew to get out of there, and the studio calls the police. We later return to hear that Francesca is safely in a car.
But why does this keep happening?
In Belgium, another Italian news crew was assaulted by a young man while trying to report from a public plaza. In this case, we see the man clearly several times on camera.
As we know, live TV doesn’t always go as planned. Luckily in these two situations, nobody seemed physically harmed, but we’re sure that Francesca will be much more wary next time she is out on the street reporting.
As for the assailants, it’s clear that any child, teen, or adult looking for a few seconds of fame (or infamy) could crash a correspondent’s report. (There are countless harmless examples online.) Sadly, we’re sure many people will interpret this as a sign that immigrants or refugees are dangerous, especially in Europe’s current xenophobic climate.
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