A wild brawl broke out between the right-wing bigots Proud Boys and some Antifa protesters in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Aug. 15 (MORE VIDEO BELOW).
MLive reporter Samuel J. Robinson said the Proud Boys marched near Arcadia Creek Festival Place where the First Congregational Church organized a peaceful counter protest by forming a perimeter around the area.
The Proud Boys — who waved American, Trump, and Gadsden flags — reportedly attacked the counter-protesters with fists, kicks, and pepper-spray.
Robinson reported that he was also pepper-sprayed by the Proud Boys.
Proud Boys are attacking counter protesters, spraying pepper spray. I have been hit and sprayed. pic.twitter.com/JxzELa1ZEP— Samuel J. Robinson (@samueljrob) August 15, 2020
Robinson also reported that he was arrested, and tweeted a picture from jail, but the Proud Boys escaped arrest.
Apologize for the delay. Police arrived as Proud Boys retreated to a parking garage nearby the Raddison HotelI. I was arrested and charged with impeding traffic while reporting live on Facebook for @MLive. pic.twitter.com/KcGL7v2crg— Samuel J. Robinson (@samueljrob) August 15, 2020
MLive journalist Malachi Barrett tweeted a video of Robinson being arrested.
I was provided this drone video apparently showing reporter @samueljrob being arrested while covering a Proud Boys rally in Kalamazoo. You can see him in front of the police line before being apprehended. pic.twitter.com/TwIYoKiFut— Malachi Barrett (@PolarBarrett) August 15, 2020
HuffPost journalist Philip Lewis also tweeted video of Robinson’s arrest.