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BBC Nick Robinson Smashes Anti-War Sign On Air

by | 22nd, October 2010

BBC political reporter Nick Robinson smashes a sign being held by an anti-war protester trying to get on the 6 O’Clock News bulletin

Give peace a chance, Nick -, of the John Sweeney school of journalism:

After the news was over, I grabbed the sign and ripped it up – apparently you can watch video of my sign rage in full glorious technicolour on the web. I lost my temper and I regret that. However, as I explained afterwards to the protesters who disrupted my broadcast, there are many opportunities to debate whether the troops should be out of Afghanistan without the need to stick a sign on a long pole and wave it in front of a camera.

I am a great believer in free speech but I also care passionately about being able to do my job reporting and analysing one of the most important political stories for years.

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