CMG calls on US to protect reporters in Capitol Hill

China Media Group (CMG) has called on the U.S. to ensure the safety of journalists on the ground after member of the media covering the Capitol Hill events in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday were attacked by demonstrators.

Equipment of media crews damaged during clashes after U.S. President Donald Trump's supporters breached the U.S. Capitol security in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 6, 2021. (Photo: Getty)

Below is the full text of the statement issued by CMG's bureau of international exchanges on Thursday:

We were shocked to learn that on the afternoon of January 6 local time, many news outlets, including CGTN America, were attacked by demonstrators at their usual live positions outside Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The scene was a mess. Fortunately, reporters from these media are all safe and sound.

We express our sympathy to the reporters on the front line, are maintaining contact with CGTN America and taking necessary safety measures for the reporters.

We also call on the U.S. to take necessary measures to ensure the safety of reporters.