Video footage shows some masked protestors beating up Hasanuzzaman while he was reporting on the protest in New York
Somoy Television's Special Correspondent Hasanuzzaman Saki was attacked by some US protesters while covering the protest from New York on Monday night.
Video footage from Somoy TV shows Hasanuzzaman reporting from the streets when some masked protestors showed up started attacking him.
"I reached Times Square at around 11pm. I saw lots of people on the street at that time. Some protesters attacked me when I was giving the PTC (piece to camera)," Hasanuzzaman told Somoy TV.
He also said that he continuously told the attackers that he is a TV reporter, but they did not listen.
At one stage, the attackers tried to take the camera away, but the cameraman resisted and got beaten up as well.
"I never thought that I, myself would become the news while covering one," Hasanuzzaman said, adding that the New York police was helpless in front of the massive number of protesters.
George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American died after a white policeman pinned his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25. Following this incident, violence erupted in various American cities.