Mostly Peaceful: Photographer Assaulted and Robbed at El Cajon Protest

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 at 8:05 am

One thing you can always expects at these so-called protests: These maggots are always ready to put their rage on hold long enough to rob  somebody.

A freelance photographer covering the protests in El Cajon was beaten and robbed of his camera early Thursday morning after he began to film a fight between two men at the site of this week’s fatal police shooting.

Photographer Greg Torkelson said he was in the parking lot of Los Panchos taco shop where 38-year-old Alfred Olango was shot by an El Cajon police officer Tuesday afternoon. The site had been a gathering spot for the demonstrations since the contentious fatal encounter.

He said he was sitting in his truck editing some video about 12:45 a.m. when he saw two men punching each other in front of a handful of onlookers and he got out to shoot the ruckus.

He was standing about 50 to 60 feet away when one of the men who was fighting noticed him and approached.

“The first guy came over and started pushing me. He hit my camera, I was using it as a shield,” said Torkelson who is seen on cell phone video extending one arm in front of him as he quickly backed up.

The man then forcefully took the camera out of his hands and handed it to a second man who can later be seen walking away with it.

Torkelson said his cell phone was also knocked out of his hand and that one of the men tried to kick him as he fled.

The photographer said he had  pepper spray but did not use it because he would have had to stop running.  He ran to a car where a person offered him a cell phone  with which he called 911.

Video at the link.

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3 Responses to “Mostly Peaceful: Photographer Assaulted and Robbed at El Cajon Protest”

  1. Pico's Mexican Hairpiece on 30/30/16 at 3:19 pm

    How precious that the protesters care so much about a poor downtrodden immigrant who has a God given right to come to evil racist America and be oppressed while voting three times for Quisling RAT democrats.
    Why just a few days ago they didn’t give two shits about him.

  2. How bout that racial healing? on 1/01/16 at 3:27 pm

    The nice camera will be pawned off for a $50 piece of ready rock.