Student Photojournalist Has Face-Off With Activists at Mizzou Protests
Concerned Student 1950, an activist group at the center of the protests, had created a small tent city on the campus quad, and they didn’t want photographers and journalists approaching the area. The students formed a human wall and accused Tai of invading their personal space and not respecting their privacy.
“You don’t have a right to take our photos,” one of the students tells Tai. Others begin chanting: “Hey hey, ho ho, reporters have got to go.”
“I have a job to do,” Tai responds. “I’m documenting this for a national news organization […] This is the First Amendment. It protects your right to stand here and protects mine.”