RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Photographer Dida Sampaio was taking pictures of the President standing in front of the access ramp to the Planalto Palace, on the Ministries Esplanade, within a restricted area for the press when he was assaulted.
Sampaio was using a small ladder to take pictures when he was pushed twice by demonstrators, who then kicked and punched him. The newspaper's driver, Marcos Pereira, who was backing the reporting team, was also attacked. The protesters shouted slogans like "Estadão, out".
The two were forced to quickly leave the place for a safe area and sought the . . .