Fox News' Geraldo Rivera wanted to report on the unrest in Baltimore on Tuesday night. But protesters only wanted one thing: Rivera and Fox News to leave.
The media personality reportedly arrived just moments before the citywide curfew to interview Maryland state Sen. Catherine Pugh (D). He quickly found himself in the middle of a group of protesters who were angry about Fox News' recent coverage.
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The situation heightened when one protestor stepped in front of the camera and Rivera tried to move him out of the way.
"Don't touch me!" the protester shouted.
"Stop blocking my camera!" Rivera yelled back.
Protesters can be heard in the background screaming that Fox News "lies" and accusing the network of "making money off of black pain."
Two guys screaming at Geraldo saying Fox News lies pic.twitter.com/Kcdxf4Q2H4
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"Stop it!" Rivera continued to yell at the protester. "You're making a fool of yourself!"
"We don't need your false coverage!" he said back.
Speaking to the senator, Rivera referred to the protesters as "vandals."
Another man made it very clear to Rivera what his issue with Fox News was:
Baltimore citizen Confronts Geraldo Rivera and Fox News about their coverage of Baltimore pic.twitter.com/kKdqvzMV5i
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Rivera commented on the incident Wednesday morning, telling "Fox & Friends" that the protester he argued with was being "truly annoying and obstructionist."
"I had an important story to tell standing there," he said. "It’s exactly that kind of youthful anarchy that led to the destruction and pain in that community.”