A video on YouTube has gone viral showing students pushing photographer Tim Tai who was trying to shoot photos of the #ConcernedStudent1950 protest Monday.
Tai, who according to his biography on his website is a photojournalist based in Columbia, is finishing a degree from the University of Missouri.
In the video, he tells the students he’s working for a national news organization and that the First Amendment that protects their rights to stand there also protects his rights to be there.
Tai later said via Twitter that he didn’t mean to become part of the story. He was just trying to do his job.