Journalist Gets Slapped While Was On Live Broadcast in Paris

RT contributor Anna Baranova fell victim to an unprovoked attack by a masked demonstrator during anti-labor reform protests in Paris on Tuesday, but carried on regardless, garnering the sympathy of viewers from throughout the world.

journalist was interrupted during a live broadcast by a man who appeared behind her and slapped her across the face.

Led by unions and student organizations, France’s Nuit Debout movement has attracted global recognition and support from other anti-establishment groups, earning comparisons with Occupy and Spain’s Indignados movements. However, the mood was darker during this week’s demonstration, as police had to use tear gas to restrain protesters who were lobbing rocks and trying to break through cordons.

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