Posted on May 10, 2017

Video: Close Call: Italian Journalist Assaulted By Migrant

Matt Vespa, TownHall, May 8, 2017


Francesca Parisella of Matrix Channel 5, was assaulted by a migrant in Rome on live television. The attack occurred early last week. Host Nicola Porro asked Parisella what was happening at the central terminal in the Italian capital, where it seemed dozens of migrants were sleeping on the sidewalks.


Midway through her report, the camera is visibly shaken, with Parisella noting that they’re being assaulted.


“Oh God, Francesca. Get out of there,” said Porro. He immediately called the producer to alert the police.

The police later told Parisella that she was very lucky to be alive. The reporter later thanked a taxi driver named Roberto for saving her life and the lives of her camera crew.