During a live report on Argentina's ongoing anti-crime and government corruption demonstrations, Nestor Dib, a reporter for the local news channel Canal 5 Noticias was sucker punched from behind by a protester later identified as Nicolas Ayuso.

Dib was able to quickly loosen Ayuso's grip, allowing the police to move in and arrest him. Despite sustaining a black eye, Dib continued reporting from the scene.

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For his part, Ayuso took to Twitter to defend his actions, alleging Dib and other C5N employees had been harassing him all afternoon.

He linked to a YouTube video showing the events leading up to the sneak attack in an effort to show that the altercation was not one-sided.

After many commenters continued to claim that Ayuso was clearly the aggressor, he posted a more conciliatory Twitter update asking his compatriots to stop being so violent.

[H/T: Telegraph]