Fiona Irving said on Twitter, “This isn’t weird. It’s anti-feminist.”
WARNING: The video below contains language that some may find offensive.
A BBC journalist has condemned the mistreatment of her after her live broadcast was hijacked by abusive men.
Fiona Irving’s camera piece at the Bin Strike in Brighton on Tuesday evening was interrupted by seven yobs who ran across the camera.
One was heard shouting “F*** his right p****!”.
The broadcast was cut short and returned to the studio where newsreader Chrissy Reed apologized: “Oh dear, sorry for the interruption there.”
The reporter later took to Twitter to “call out” the behavior as “offensive and threatening”.
Irving wrote: “Live reporting on the refuse collectors’ strike in Brighton today when about 7 people jumped in front of the camera shouting offensive and threatening words. It’s not a joke. It’s anti-feminist. Just calling it out Is. “
The attack comes as Justice Secretary Dominic Raab echoed the call for Boris Johnson to wrongfully make a hate crime.
“I think we’ve seen quite often in the criminal justice system for decades, people are trying to make laws that are an enforcement problem,” he told BBC Breakfast.
He said that misogyny is “absolutely wrong whether the man is against a woman or the woman is against a man”.
BBC host Sally Nugent quickly jumped into it, and read the definition of misogyny for Raab as “hatred towards women, directed at women”.
Raab was talking about the new investigation ordered by Home Secretary Priti Patel into how a serving police officer killed Sarah Everard.