An Al-Jazeera Arabic reporter was chased by a crowd of Assad supporters at the Land Day protest in Sakhnin in the Galilee on Saturday, and took cover in a local restaurant until he was spirited out shortly thereafter.
Members of the crowd, some of them carrying Syrian flags, accused Al Jazeera of being one-sided, and a “propaganda outlet” that supports the Syrian rebels.
While the reporter was inside the restaurant and after, scuffles broke out between pro and anti Assad supporters, with some beating each other with sticks. Eventually, cooler heads prevailed and the crowd cleared out.
At no point did police arrive during the fracas, which last a little over a half hour.