Journalist assaulted at ‘Stop Kavanaugh’ protest outside Supreme Court

Protesters took aim at Kavanaugh and a reporter for doing his job. Photo by Doug Christian.

WASHINGTON — A journalist from TMN who was covering protests outside the Supreme Court Monday night said a protester assaulted him.

Douglas Christian, a reporter and photographer for the Washington, D.C.-based news outlet, said he asked several abortion-rights activists a series of questions about Roe v. Wade and its future, considering the changing composition of the court. Several of the protesters did not seem familiar with the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion in the United States, he said. One female protester who was interviewed became very frustrated because she apparently didn’t understand the case, according to Christian. Another female protester who overheard the exchange began to scream at the woman, saying: “You don’t know anything!”

The first protester then walked away. But she suddenly turned around and slugged Christian in the back, he said.

Christian was stunned, he later said.

“She hit me because she didn’t know why she was protesting,” he said.

Christian said he was not injured in the assault.

The incident occurred shortly before Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led dozens of protesters in a defiant rally against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s choice for the next Supreme Court justice. Trump made his selection from a list of 25 contenders picked by two conservative organizations, the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, and announced his pick Monday night at the White House.

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