There was a recent altercation recently between media representatives and protesters at the University of Missouri. The protesters formed a human barrier around the camp, impeding free access to anyone. They also went as far as physically pushing away media representatives.
The rationale, according to one Twitter account associated with the protest:
“We ask for no media in the parameters so the place where people live, fellowship, and sleep can be protected from twisted insincere narratives,” a Twitter account associated with the activists later declared, adding that “it’s typically white media who don’t understand the importance of respecting black spaces.”
Did they have any legal grounds to block access to the protest site, which is ostensibly a public space?
Video of the altercation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S3yMzEee18