This all took place
at an anti-KKK rally
. It was supposed to be a "counter-protest" to a KKK rally that never actually happened. No one in the KKK showed up, probably because if you still self-identify as KKK, you're a punk-ass bitch. I'm also not sure why you need masks and weapons to counter-protest a couple of old guys yelling about not being replaced. But the folks in Antifa were there. They went through the trouble of leaving their mothers' basements and dressing up in cosplay, so they rioted and attacked the police while they were there.
From what I saw, the journalist was there to just do some of that journalism. So why attack him? Also, real nice of those two dudes holding the cameras to help this guy out. I guess the stupid philosophical question about saving your drowning dog or a drowning stranger should have a qualifier. What if the stranger is Antifa like these precious noodle-boys? Yeah, good choice doggy-paddling with your doggy to shore.