A producer for "Democracy Now!" had his camera thrown to the ground by the daughter of conservative billionaire Sheldon Adelson during the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.
The incident occurred when producer Mike Burke attempted to follow Adelson, who has been one of the top donors to the Republican party during the 2012 election, down a hallway at the convention center in Tampa. As he got closer, Adelson's daughter, who was not identified by name, shouted, "Get off me! I'll hit you!"
"He's just walking," Burke's cameraman said. Adelson's daughter then flung the camera to the ground. "I did not touch her," Burke said. "She just grabbed our camera! This woman grabbed our camera."
Speaking later to host Amy Goodman, Burke said that the incident had "shocked" him. "She stopped and then forcibly pushed herself back into me, where I lost my footing," he said.
Burke said that Adelson's daughter later apologized.Below, watch "Democracy Now!" host Amy Goodman discuss her 2008 RNC arrest: