Mayor attacks Brazilian journalist when approached for a photo

Brazilian reporter said he was attacked by the mayor of Ipu, a city in the northeastern state of Ceará, while covering a city council meeting on Jan. 6, reported the website Crato.org.

Journalist Artêmio Sousa approached Mayor Sávio Pontes to photograph him when the mayor grabbed the digital camera and threw it on the floor, damaging it, according to Ceará em Rede. Pontes then demanded the Chief of Police arrest Sousa.

According to the website Rádio Iracema de Ipu, Sousa was working for the program Jornal de Iracema, which covers all the mayor's administrative actions.